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Performing Arts Catalog
2015–2016
Performing Arts
CATALOGUE
A G U I D E T O E D U C AT I O N - B A S E D P E R F O R M E R S
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Performing Arts Catalogue
Acting for Young People___________________ 1
CONTACT:
Mary Lechter, Founder-Artistic Director
5506 Talon Court, Fairfax, VA 22032
Telephone: 703-307-5332
Fax: 703-250-3222
E-mail: [email protected]
Street Smart: The Adventures of Polly Pedestrian
A high-energy, entertaining play with a serious message for children of all
ages. Polly learns important lessons about traffic, pedestrian and bicycle
safety (in English and Spanish) from an unlikely friend: Ricardo, a cavalier
raccoon. Puppetry, cool characters and a rockin’ finale!
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $500 single, $650 back to back
Adventures With Raptors__________________ 2
CONTACT:
Deron Meador
3530 Runkles Drive, Monrovia, MD 21770
Telephone: 240-405-8628
E-mail: [email protected]
2015–2016
Alicia Hadley______________________________ 4
CONTACT:
Alicia Hadley
P.O. Box 1043, 100 Centennial Street, La Plata, MD 20646
Telephone: 202-997-3775
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.GetupandGoal.com
Get Up and Goal (Workshop)
An interactive session in which students will explore the importance
of goal-setting and the implementation of specific strategies to achieve
academic and personal goals. Students will learn to improve planning
and organizational skills through incorporation of the Strategic Planning
Framework including academic excellence, creative problem solving, and
social emotional learning.
Grade Level: 4–12
Fee: $600–Grades 4-5 (up to three 40-45 minute sessions–no more than
60 students per session)
$700–Grades 6-12 (up to three 40-45 minute sessions–no more
than 60 students per session)
Amato, Mary______________________________ 5
Up Close and Personal with Birds of Prey
CONTACT:
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $400 single, $600 back to back
Award-Winning Author Visit
Adventures with Raptors has a collection of the most spectacular owls,
hawks, and falcons from all over the world. We offer opportunities to
see, photograph, and visit with these magnificent birds, and to learn
about their behavior habitats and challenges that they are facing in the
modern world.
Alden Phelps______________________________ 3
CONTACT:
Liz Galuardi
Young Audiences of Maryland
2600 N. Howard Street, Suite 1300. Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 410-837-7577
Fax: 410-837-7579
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.yamd.org
Word Play
Alden’s far-fetched, funny songs, and impressive guitar playing will delight
audiences. Students are encouraged to sing along with original songs such
as “My Mommy’s A Pirate” and “Chocolate Pie.” Word games are woven
into this musical performance as a way to bolster language skills. Students
are asked to finish simple rhyming couplets and improvise song lyrics.
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $435 single, $550 back to back (includes travel)
Mary Amato
9213 Bradford Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Telephone: 301-585-5510
Telephone: 301-919-0627 (cell)
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.maryamato.com
With visual aids, Mary Amato shows students the writing process. Where
do ideas come from? How do journals, webs, and outlines help? Why is
revising important? How does a book get published? What are the secrets
of a successful writer and how can they be applied to other subjects?
Grade Level: K–8
Fee: $500 single, $575 back to back, $900 full day; $275 one classroom
session, $350 back to back classroom sessions
Story Inventing
Students learn the 3-part trajectory of the classic story. Using theatrical
techniques, they learn how to construct and act out a story—often with
hilarious results. Especially helpful for reluctant writers. (workshop)
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $500 single, $575 back to back, $900 full day; $275 one classroom
session, $350 back to back classroom sessions.
Creating Characters
How does a novelist create and develop characters? Mary shows students
her strategies for developing characters and uses improvisational games to
help students create and give voice to a character. Literary elements that
are covered: voice, point or view, character traits, pre-writing, webbing,
and self-questioning.
Grade Level: 3–5
Fee: $500 single, $575 back to back, $275 one classroom session; $350
back-to-back classroom sessions. $900 full day
The Writer’s Notebook
The Writer’s Notebook is an important writing tool. Mary explains the
difference between diaries and writers’ notebooks, shares material from her
childhood diaries as well as writer’s notebooks, shows how to use notebooks
in the writing process, and concludes with a humorous writing game.
Grade Level: 3–5
Fee: $500 single, $575 back to back, $275 one classroom session; $350
back-to-back classroom sessions. $900 full day
2015–2016
American Embassy of Dance_______________ 6
CONTACT:
Baredu Ahmed
4908 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016
Telephone: 240-423-8501
E-mail: [email protected]
Painted Rhythms
Painted Rhythms is a theatrical presentation about three artists who are
preparing for a performance and the different challenges they encounter
on their journey. African dancing and tap dancing are the dance forms
used along with live percussion, improvisational theatrical skits and
positive poetry to teach students about history and how music and
rhythm are mathematical.
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $475 single, $675 back to back
Performing Arts Catalogue
Anansegromma of Ghana*_________________ 9
CONTACT:
Class Acts Arts
700 Roeder Road, First Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-588-7525
Fax: 301-588-1618
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.classactsarts.org
Anansegromma of Ghana
Join the “royal elders” of a West African village! Native Ghanaian Kofi
Dennis and Kwame Ansah-Brew offer an exhilarating performance of
traditional music, storytelling and dance. Through “call and response”
songs, games and drum rhythms on authentic instruments, Anansegromma
demonstrates West African cultural traditions that teach about courage
and cooperation.
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $725 single, $1,020 back to back (Includes travel fee)
The American ROGUES ____________________ 7
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
CONTACT:
Nelson Stewart
431 Gatewood Court, Glen Burnie, MD 21061
Telephone: 905-962-4212 (USA), 905-966-4212 (Can)
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.theamericanrogues.com
The American Rogues Celtic Concert Series
Internationally-touring, award-winning musicians perform a high-energy,
highly-interactive 1 hour show in Scottish attire with bagpipes, fiddle and
more. The history of the instruments, culture, and music of various Celtic
nations is explained. Most members are qualified, experienced teachers.
References available. Voted #1 Celtic Band in the World.
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $1,000 single, $1,500 back to back, $2,000 one day (4 shows plus
classroom visits upon request)
Andres Salguero__________________________ 10
CONTACT:
Andres Salguero
1531 Northgate Square, Reston, VA 20190
Telephone: 202-681-8389
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.123andres.com
Uno, Dos, Tres, con Andres!
Uno, Dos, Tres con Andres!, is a high-energy, interactive program that
celebrates Spanish language and Latin American culture. Kids sing, shake,
and sound out rhythms while practicing Spanish words. We dance to La
Bamba and the Mambo and meet friends of all kinds. Andres will get
your students moving!
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $700 single, $1000 back to back (mileage fees may apply)
AMPlify____________________________________ 8
CONTACT:
Kurt Collier
200 Perry Parkway, Suite #5, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Telephone: 240-686-6906
E-mail: [email protected]
Overcoming Adversity and Recognizing
You’re accomplishments: A Story of
Strength and Perseverance
I have been a below knee amputee for 25 years due to a hit and run
bicycle accident. I will utilize my personal experiences to teach lessons in
overcoming adversity, learning to set achievable goals, meeting difficult
challenges, recognizing your accomplishments, and living life to the
fullest extent.
Grade Level: 3–12
Fee: $500 single, $650 back to back
Antonio Rocha___________________________ 11
CONTACT:
Class Acts Arts
700 Roeder Road, First Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-588-7525
Fax: 301-588-1618
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.classactsarts.org
Crossroads
Antonio’s repertoire of tales from around the world blend with his personal
stories of being bullied in school to create an engaging yet impactful,
cultural diverse performance that addresses matters of communication,
self-esteem, conflict resolution, and respect. Content will be tailored to
suit both audience ages and curriculum goals.
Grade Level: Pre K–8
Fee: $700 single, $925 back to back (including travel)
Jungle Tales
Take a wild trip into the jungles of Brazil and Africa! Antonio draws
from his repertoire of animal stories to entertain and educate, connecting
traditional tales to topics in life science, earth science, and more. Fantastic
sound effets and movements help Antonio transform Into a jungle full
of creatures..
Grade Level: Pre K–8
Fee: $700 single, $925 back to back (including travel)
Performing Arts Catalogue
Arithmetickles____________________________ 12
CONTACT:
Ben Bendor/Artistic Director
6051 Kennedy Boulevard East (Suite 5J),
West New York, NJ 07093
Telephone: 800-341-3585
Fax: 201-643-3100
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.arithmetickles.com
2015–2016
Baltimore Improv Group (BIG)____________ 15
CONTACT:
Liz Galuardi
Young Audiences of Maryland
2600 N. Howard Street, Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 410-837-7577
Fax: 410-837-7579
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.yamd.org
Arithmetickles
Life is Improvised
Grade Level: K–2, 3–5, 6–8 or any other combination
Fee: $945 single, $1,590 back-to-back (includes all travel and expenses)
Tour dates: (Oct 26-30, 2015, May 18-20, 2016)
Grade Level: 6–12
Fee: $700 single, $925 back to back (mileage fee may apply)
Arithmetickles and Arithmetickles Math Night are interactive, math game
shows that skillfully combine 100% audience participation with comedy,
theater and numbers. The fast-paced math games and skits capture the
attention of children in grades K–8 with segments that are age appropriate
and curriculum friendly to make everyday math come alive!
Baba Jamal Koram, The Story Man*_______ 13
CONTACT:
Class Acts Arts
700 Roeder Road, First Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-588-7525
Fax: 301-588-1618
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.classactsarts.org
The Story Man
Master storyteller Baba Jamal Koram, brings storytelling alive with the
history, humor, music and lore of African and African-American cultures.
Blending contemporary and traditional storytelling techniques with
drumming, call and response, wit and wisdom, his stories encourage
youth to make intelligent choices and to improve their character.
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $395 Preschool Show
$470 single, $645 back to back (Includes $20 travel fee)
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Ballet Theatre of Maryland*______________ 14
CONTACT:
Liz Galuardi
Young Audiences of Maryland
2600 N. Howard Street, Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 410-837-7577
Fax: 410-837-7579
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.yamd.org
American Journey Through Classical Dance
This interactive journey allows the audience to experience the impact of
cultural diversity on the evolution of American ballet. Students explore
the dance forms of Hispanic, African-American and Native American
cultures within Classical dance. Performers encourage enthusiasm for live
ballet and its relevance as an expression of American culture.
Grade Level: K–8
Fee: $825 single ($100 travel fee), $1,165 back to back ($100 travel fee)
(Available for Residencies: please contact Young Audiences for
pricing and availability)
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
BIG takes your students into the surprising and hilarious world of
improvised theatre. BIG’s performers create never-before-seen characters
and scenes from your students’ suggestions and bring students directly
into the performance. Students learn the fundamental skills that allow
improvisers to create theatre in the moment: Listening, collaboration,
and creativity.
Barynya__________________________________ 16
CONTACT:
Class Acts Arts Inc,
700 Roeder Road, First Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-588-7525
Fax: 301-588-1618
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.classactsarts.org
Barynya
Barynya brings the rich traditions and culture of pre-revolution Russia
alive with their trio of classically trained musicians and dancers. Barynya
performs traditional Russian dances, music, songs, and virtuoso
performances on instruments such as the balalaika, balalaika-contrabass,
garmoshka, bayan, and dorma. Brilliant costumes, comedy and athletic
dance enhance the performance.
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $770 single, $970 back to back, including travel
Big Learning Science & Engineering______ 17
CONTACT:
Elizabeth Burris
11721 Kemp Mill Road, Silver Spring, MD 20902
Telephone: 301-244-5254
Fax: 240-839-7299
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.biglearning.org
Erosion Detectives (Classroom Workshop)
Uncover the mysteries behind erosion! Students will become field scientists
in this unique hands-on workshop. They will experiment with soil, rocks,
sand, and water and then just like engineers build and test different erosion
prevention models. Students will take home a colorful sedimentary rock
kit! Program is aligned to the new Next Generation Science Standards.
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $350 single, $675 back to back(travel fees maybe applicable)
Molecular Art (Classroom Workshop)
Art and science merge in this hands-on science spectacular. Students
will be dazzled by chemical reactions, bubble printing experiments, and
color explosions! Students will create molecule models, practice scientific
process skills, and use concepts such as density to produce art projects to
share with family and friends.
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $350 single, $675 back to back (travel fees may be applicable)
2015–2016
Billy B.____________________________________ 18
CONTACT:
Class Acts Arts Inc,
700 Roeder Road ,First Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-588-7525
Fax: 301-588-1618
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.classactsarts.org
Biodiversity
Billy B. illustrates the wonderful variety of life, and biodiversity, present
on our earth. There are millions of species on this earth. Using his
signature “Billy B. Style” of upbeat songs, high-energy dances and audience
participation, Billy B. helps children to explore biodiversity and how it
is affected by human behaviors.
Grade Level: K–6
Fee: $825 single, $975 back to back (both in morning or afternoon)
(includes travel fee)
Performing Arts Catalogue
The Singing Tree
This is a dynamic, upbeat program that brings to life the nature of trees
from sprout through death as well as illustrating the importance of trees
in our daily life. Billy B. engages the children in song, dance, and dialogue
to create a living educational experience.
Grade Level: K–6
Fee: $825 single, $975 back to back (both in morning or afternoon)
(includes travel fee)
$1,275 split day, one morning and one afternoon show
Ways of the Bay
The watershed, estuary, erosion, runoff, and depleted oxygen levels are
among the important concepts that Billy B. sings and dances about in
his own amazing style as he reveals the ways of the Chesapeake Bay.
Grade Level: K–6
Fee: $825 single, $975 back to back (both in morning or afternoon)
(includes travel fee)
$1,275 split day, one morning and one afternoon show
$1,275 split day, one morning and one afternoon show
Geology Rocks!
An introduction to geology and its basic concepts. Billy B. uses original
songs, participatory dance, poetry, and a multi-layered backdrop to
communicate the ideas in “Geology Rocks!” Concepts covered by this
interdisciplinary technique are: the structure, origin and composition
of the earth, plate tectonics, the rock cycle, volcanoes, and earthquakes.
Grade Level: K–6
Fee: $825 single, $975 back to back (both in morning or afternoon)
(includes travel fee)
$1,275 split day, one morning and one afternoon show
The Rainforest Chorus (not touring in FY15)
Students learn about rainforest animals and plants in this unique Billy B.
presentation. While discovering the ecosystem characterized by the Brazil
nut tree, the teeth of the Agouti, and the stalking panther, the students
will be made aware of their connection with the rainforest.
Grade Level: K–6
Fee: $825 single, $975 back to back (both in morning or afternoon)
(includes travel fee)
$1,275 split day, one morning and one afternoon show
Rhythm and Roots
A favorite with middle school students, Billy B’s rib-tickling parodies of
popular songs and dances bring to life such important topics as rainforest
depletion, photosynthesis, and the greenhouse effect.
Grade Level: 6–8
Fee: $825 single, $975 back to back (both in morning or afternoon)
(includes travel fee)
$1,275 split day, one morning and one afternoon show
The Rock Knocking Native Americans
How could a woodland environment provide you with food, shelter,
clothing, and transportation? The Native Americans knew and in this
show, Billy B. uses humor, song, dance, and audience participation to
explain the daily living skills of the Pre-Columbus Native Americans.
Grade Level: K–6
Fee: $825 single, $975 back to back (both in morning or afternoon)
(includes travel fee)
$1,275 split day, one morning and one afternoon show
Romp in the Swamp
In addition to using song, dance and audience participation, Billy B.
incorporates a multi-layered tapestry for this show as he makes the complex
topic of the interdependency of plants and animals, easy to understand
and fun to learn about.
Grade Level: K–6
Fee: $825 single, $975 back to back (both in morning or afternoon)
(includes travel fee)
$1,275 split day, one morning and one afternoon show
Blue Sky Puppet Theatre*_________________ 19
CONTACT:
Michael Cotter
4301 Van Buren Street, University Park, MD 20782
Telephone: 301-927-5599
Fax: 301-927-8813
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.blueskypuppets.com
If Pigs Could Fly
The ultimate multicultural/reading motivation show. Four books from
Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Four different artistic
puppet styles: hand, rod, shadow and toy theatre.
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $500 single, $650 back to back
Sand Castles
A celebration of how important and fun math can be. The performance
touches on a wide variety of age-appropriate math and problem solving
concepts. It’s the pigs at the beach, while they ride boogie boards, eat
pizza, and build a spectacular sand castle. (2 performers)
Grade Level: K–6
Fee: $600 single, $750 back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Building Bridges
“Building Bridges” is a story about peaceful conflict resolution that
features good kids in a complex and confusing world, making choices,
saving face and leaning how to “walk away”. It puts a positive light on
peer mediation as a tool for today’s kids. (2 performers)
Grade Level: K–6
Fee: $500 single, $650 back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
The Barker of Seville
An original musical comedy about a day in the life of an aspiring opera
singer. A beautiful, hilarious, and inspiring piece of artwork for all ages. A
story about the importance of selfdiscipline, hard work, and perseverance.
Featuring 9 superbly crafted dog puppets and 2 larger-than-life costumes.
It’s a howl! (2 performers)
Grade Level: K–8
Fee: $500 single, $650 back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
The Eleventh Finger
An original adventure story about the discovery of the first woodwind
instrument. It is a pinnacle for the company in terms of music, art, and
theatre production. A fine arts performance with beautiful and creative
masks, staging, costuming and music. (2 performers)
Grade Level: K–8
Fee: $600 single, $750 back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Performing Arts Catalogue
The Missing Piece
This anti-bullying show is the perfect supplement to every “character
counts” curriculum. A present of a strange puzzle sends RUFUS on a
journey that helps him with bullying, self centeredness and his social
fears. (2 performers)
Grade Level: K–6
Fee: $500 single, $650 back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Lights Out on the Bunny Brothers
The 6 R’s are coming to you! Recycle, reuse, repair, reduce, respect
and responsibility!! An inspirational show that takes a fun approach to
raising children’s consciousness on energy conservation and recycling. It
features a complimentary CD of the “Save the Planet” music anthem
they’ll be singing for months after the show, as well as “hands on” puppet
demonstration.
Grade Level: Pre K–4
Fee: $500 single, $650 back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Bananas
Exercise, healthy eating & immunization are explored in a positive,
exciting and interactive way. Produced in partnership with Children’s
National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. as part of their anti-obesity
campaign. (2 performers)
Grade Level: Pre K–5
Fee: $450 single, $600 back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Brian Curry Magic__ ______________________20
CONTACT:
Brian Curry
3580 Elsa Avenue, Waldorf, MD 20603
Telephone: 703-725-2100
Fax: 703-842-8568
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.magicalmathtour.com
Book Club The Magic Assembly
This is an interactive magic show that will get your students excited about
books, one trick at a time. This show combines state of the art multimedia,
literature and award-winning magic to leave your students buzzing. Every
book discussed will be checked out of the library after the show.
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $650 single. $850 back to back
Pop Quiz: The Math and Science Game Show
Contestants from your school will attempt a series of “Minute to Win
It”-style challenges while reviewing important math and science concepts.
During the program, your students will compete to win books, kits, and
other prizes for your school. You have NEVER seen your students this
excited about math and science!
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $650 single, $850 back to back
The Magical Math Tour
Award-winning magician Brian Curry brings Math to life with The
Magical Math Tour!’ This show combines mathematical concepts such
as measurements, multiplication, shapes, and geometry using world-class
magic. This show will encourage math skills, review standardized test
materials, and create an enjoyable learning experience for your students!
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $650 single, $850 back to back
2015–2016
Brown, Karen Olivia______________________ 21
CONTACT:
Class Acts Arts Inc,
700 Roeder Road, First Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-588-7525
Fax: 301-588-1618
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.classactsarts.org
Think It! Make It! Learn It!
Students of all ages use visual arts to explore curriculum topics.
Bookmaking—Book structures adaptable to all subjects. Make It
Green—Recycled materials become sculpture and books. Math Quilts—
Paper quilts reinforce symmetry, fractions and geometry. Manners of
the Heart—Collaged portraits teach social skills, conflict resolution and
anti-bullying techniques.
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $850 full day. Full day is 3-75 minute classroom sized workshops
only.
$675 1 workshop for large group (max. limit 200 participants per
workshop)
$825 2 workshops for large group (max. limit 200 participants per
workshop)
$975 3 workshops for large group (max. limit 200 participants per
workshop)
All fees include travel. Art supplies additional.
Multi-day residencies available.
Washington Performing Arts (WPA)—Funding available for Title I Schools.
Bully You Bully Me/
MerMan Productions, Inc________________22
CONTACT:
James McCubbin
PO Box 14121, Norfolk, VA 23518
Telephone: 1-800-815-0364
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.bebullyfree.com
Bully You, Bully Me, Learn To Be Bully Free
Designed to help students/teachers understand what it means to be a
bully and to give them non violent solutions to overcome bad situations.
Audience participation, theater, comedy, and more help convey the
message so it is heard and used; guaranteed! Partial grants are available:
call for free application!
Grade Level: Pre K–10
Fee: as low as $250-$500 single, $500-$795 back to back (depending
on grants)
Cantare*__________________________________ 23
CONTACT:
Class Acts Arts Inc,
700 Roeder Road, First Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-588-7525
Fax: 301-588-1618
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.classactsarts.org
Mucha Musica!—A Musical
Journey to Latin America
Sing, dance and explore Indigenous, European and African cultures
that shape Latin American music. Songs and rhythms in Spanish and
Portuguese with traditional instruments—donkey jaw, goat toenail rattle
and armadillo shell guitar. Themes: Vamos al Carnaval!, Feliz Navidad!—
Latin American Holiday Celebration, Rainforest Air and Madre Africa
—African Heritage in Latin America.
Grade Level: K–8
Fee: $675 single, $825 back to back, including travel
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
2015–2016
Capital Brassworks_______________________ 24
A Division of the Washington Symphonic Brass
CONTACT:
Phil Snedecor
1605 Woodview Court, Crofton, MD 21114
Telephone: 240-893-7773
Fax: 866-962-7277
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: wsbrass.com
Brass Instruments & Their Music:
From Old Kings to New Swing
An exciting presentation of brass music throughout the ages that consists of
individual demonstrations and familiar pieces. Our trademark is innovative
arrangements that get students excited about brass music. (5 performers)
Grade Level: K–8
Fee: $800 single, $925 back to back
Travel the World With Rhythm and Brass
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Jack and the Beanstalk
Fairy Godmother directs 45 minute interactive drama in the classroom.
Entire class, up to 30 students, can be costumed to perform, with audience
participation for larger groups. Costumes include Jack, Giant, Giant’s
Wife, Jack’s Mother, and more. Fun props include beanstalk, bag of gold,
magic hen, and giant golden egg. (1 performer).
Grade Level: Pre K–1
Fee: $250 single, $475 back to back (Maximum Audience: 50)
Christiana Drapkin
Jazz Group (Quartet)_____________________ 27
CONTACT:
Christiana Drapkin
11812 Ashley Drive, Rockville, MD 20852
Telephone: 917-693-4428
E-mail: [email protected]
We’ve added percussion to our group to show how different cultures use
brass & drums in music! Whether music is for communication, dancing,
ceremony, or just plain fun, our Rhythm & Brass show never fails to teach
and entertain. Included are rhythms & melodies from Africa, Germany,
Russia, Spain, the Middle East, plus popular American music you won’t
want to miss! (5 performers)
Bop Goes the Weasel—Jazz for Kids
Grade Level: K–8
Fee: $800 single, $925 back to back
Grade Level: Pre K–5
Fee: $650 single, $850 back to back
Discover the Three Bears Blues, Route 66, Old MacDonald, and all that
Jazz. Snap your fingers, tap your feet. Meet our musicians with guitar,
bass, drums, and sing with Christiana: high notes, low notes, quick
notes, slow notes. Like us on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=7BRvMJMEvDl.
Organ Grinder Lola & Master Bob!
Carien Quiroga___________________________ 25
CONTACT:
Class Acts Arts Inc,
700 Roeder Road, First Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-588-7525
Fax: 301-588-1618
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.classactsarts.org
Mosaic Mural Residency
Carien Quiroga’s students construct a permanent 60 square foot glass,
tile and metal mosaic mural(indoor or out door installation). During the
6-day residency, each participant creates a personal component thereby
developing a sense of ownership and collaboration. Suitable for a grade
level at a time. Materials and related costs included.
Grade Level: K -12
Fee: $5,220 including site visit, planning, materials and travel (6-day
Mural Residency)
Maryland State Arts Council Residency available
Catriona’s Castle Hands-On Children’s
Theatre___________________________________ 26
CONTACT:
Karen Macgregor Ebert
19005 Wootton Avenue, Poolesville, MD 20837
Telephone: 301-972-7549 or 301-602-9877 ©
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.catrionascastle.com
Alice in Wonderland in the Classroom
Fairy Godmother directs 45 minute interactive drama in classroom. Entire
class, up to 30 students, can be costumed to perform, with audience
participation for larger groups. Costumes include Alice, Queen of Hearts,
White Rabbit, and more. Fun props include tea party set up, giant playing
cards, and pocket watch. (1 performer)
Grade Level: Pre K–3
Fee: $250 single, $475 back to back (Maximum Audience: 50)
We play our beautiful hand-crafted crank organ from Germany. Great
for school fairs, International Days. Have fun and learn a bit of social
history, engineering, and, of course, music! Sing along to Oh Susanna,
Clementine, plus German, Italian, Spanish songs, and do the Chicken
Dance!
Grade Level: Pre K–8
Fee: $500 single, $800 back to back
Christylez Productions, LLC_______________ 28
CONTACT:
Class Acts Arts
700 Roeder Road, First Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-588-7525
Fax: 301-588- 1618
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.classactsarts.org
Classical Hip-Hop
Remixed classics merge contrasting worlds of Classical and Hip-Hop
music in this collaborative musical program featuring GRAMMY
nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist Christylez Bacon and six-string
electric cellist, Wytold. Traditional elements of hip-hop such as human
beatbox, rhyming and storytelling blend with classical compositions of
composers like Bach, Vivaldi and Pachelbel.
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $735 single, $885 back to back (including travel )
Human Beatbox
Christylez Bacon, GRAMMY nominated Progressive Hip-Hop artist
combines rhyming, storytelling and interactive call and response choruses
with diverse instrumentation (West-African Djembe drum, human
beatboxing). This high-energy program delivers a message of cultural
acceptance & unification blending traditional elements of musical styles
from jazz to hip-hop.
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $560 single, $735 back to back (including travel)
Performing Arts Catalogue
ClancyWorks Dance Company____________ 29
CONTACT:
Dr. Adrienne Clancy, Director
PO Box 3111, Silver Spring, MD 20918
Telephone: 301-717-9271
Fax: 301-230-0411
E-mail: [email protected]
Partnering into Performance Assembly Program
ClancyWorks creates an assembly that excites students about the
possibilities of dance to create community through collaboration. The
assembly includes diverse movement covering ballet, modern, jazz, tap,
hip-hop, and step. ClancyWorks uses partnering to exhibit the ways that an
individual enhances his/her abilities by connecting with a positive group.
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $900 single, $1,200 back to back
Claysmile Entertainment_________________ 30
CONTACT:
Lance “Claysmile” Smith
11700 Monticello Ave.,Silver Spring, MD 20902
Telephone; 301-325-2379
E-mail: [email protected]
The Power of Positivity
A motivational presentation that effectively empowers and encourages
students to maintain positive attitudes. Through a series of engaging,
thought-provoking, and exhilarating stories and illustrations, Claysmile
shows students how to apply the values of gratitude, perseverance, selfcontrol, compassion, and optimism. In addition, Claysmile incorporates
fun, easy-to-follow dance moves into his presentations.
2015–2016
Cosmic Adventures Traveling
Planetarium______________________________ 32
CONTACT:
Greg Anderson
P.O. Box 1213, Frederick, MD 21702
Telephone: 301-676-0971
Fax: 1-800-286-9573
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.cosmic-adventures.com
A Brief Tour Of The Universe
This interactive program immerses audiences in a 360 degree view of
the night sky via a computerized planetarium. Inside the dome, students
journey on a virtual voyage through our solar system into the far reaches
of the galaxy and beyond, encountering the planets, constellations and a
few surprises along the way.
Grade Level: Pre K–8
Fee: First class of up to 25 students: $250. Each additional group of 25:
$100. Multiple-program discounts available.
Please contact us for a quote.
Creative Opera Ensemble_________________ 33
CONTACT:
Sylvia Briley
6205 30th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20015
Telephone: 202-362-5749
E-mail: [email protected]
Hansel & Gretel
Grade Level: 3–12
Fee: $595 single, $995 back to back
This charming adaptation of the ever popular fairy tale teaches the elements
of opera in a performance setting. After wandering deep into the Great
Black Forest, Hansel and Gretel suddenly find themselves confronted by
a quaint cottage and its most unusual occupant. Set to Humperdinck’s
unforgettable music; audience participates throughout. (5 performers)
Workshops available.
Climate Change is Elementary____________ 31
Grade Level: K–6
Fee: $800 single, $900 back to back
CONTACT:
Dave Finnigan
402 Elderberry Court, Celebration, FL 34747
Telephone: 770-329-1152
E-mail: [email protected]
Climate Change is Elementary
Starts with teachers meeting before school. Each grade gets an ageappropriate activity session focused on one animal and one part of the
planet. All-school assembly closes the day. Each grade reveals what they
learned about Climate. Families attend Family Night, and fill out and
pledge to follow Green Action Checklists.
Grade Level: K–8
Fee: $1500 / full day with teachers’ meeting, 6 grade level performances
and evening program for parents
Little Red Riding Hood
The music of Seymour Barab provides an enjoyable backdrop for this
dramatic performance of a favorite story. The audience watches as the wolf
comes to life with makeup and costume. Underlying themes encourage
children to listen to their parents, do their homework, and not trust
strangers. (4 performers)
Grade Level: K–6
Fee: $700 single, $800 back to back
The Mikado
Set in a mythical Japanese village, our simplified version retains the classic
British humor in this delightful tale. The comic antics of the Mikado, his
son NankiPoo, KoKo, YumYum, and Katisha will captivate audiences of
all ages. Poetic justice comes in the form of bittersweet retribution for
KoKo. (6 performers)
Grade Level: 4-9
Fee: $800 single, $900 back to back
2015–2016
Curtis Blues______________________________ 34
CONTACT:
Liz Galuardi
Young Audiences of Maryland
2600 N. Howard Street, Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 410-837-7577
Fax: 410-837-7579
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.yamd.org
The History of Acoustic Delta Blues Show:
The Roots of Rock and Hip Hop
This show demonstrates the origin of modern popular rock, country and
hip hop music from the Mississippi Delta in the 1920’s to 1940’s. By
taking his instruments into the audience for a closer look, this presentation
makes African American and musical history comes alive for students.
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $495 single, $695 back to back (mileage fee will apply as well)
Dakshina Dance Company________________ 35
CONTACT:
Class Acts Arts
700 Roeder Road, First Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-588-7525
Fax: 301-588-1618
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.classactsarts.org
Dancing Around the World
A captivating world-wide dance journey with critically acclaimed Dakshina
Dance Company highlights five distinct styles: Salsa, Bharata Natyam
(classical Indian), Ballet, Stepping and Modern. Compare how each dance
is unique and reflects a country’s history, culture, and people. Students
learn hand gestures and some do stepping with the troupe.
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $865 single, $1,215 back to back, Including travel
Devonna B. Rowe, Novel Arts
Productions______________________________ 36
Music, History and Arts Education Programs*
CONTACT:
Devonna B. Rowe
P.O. Box 1294, Bel Air, MD 21014
Telephone: 410-734-0400
Cell: 410-652-4843
Fax: 410-734-4536
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.historyofsong.com
Performing Arts Catalogue
DinoRock Productions, Inc.*______________ 37
CONTACT:
Class Acts Arts
700 Roeder Road, First Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-588-7525
Fax: 301-588-1618
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.classactsarts.org
Amelia And Her Big Red Plane
Flying planes and singing puppets need the audience to bring adventurer
Amelia Earhart back to life. Young children watch “little girl Amelia”
build her backyard roller coaster. They’ll watch her fly her first plane
overhead, and then become the sights and sounds Amelia experiences
when she flies across the Atlantic.
Grade Level: Pre K–2
Fee: $660 single, $760 back to back (includes travel fee)
Junkyard Pirates
Marvelous original music and colorful singing, dancing Junkyard Pirates
puppets made from recycled materials sail the urban seas on the lookout
for ways they can reduce, reuse and recycle, as they confront the trashhungry monster, Landfill.
Grade Level: Pre K–2
Fee: $660 single, $760 back to back (Includes travel fee)
*Maryland State Arts Council–(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools
Dinosaur Babies
Combining original music and colorful puppets-rod, hand, full body and
marionette-Dinosaur Babies explores what fossils tell about the natural
world, similarities between human and dinosaur babies, instinctive
behavior, and environmental effects on dinosaur adaptability.
Grade Level: Pre K–5
Fee: $660 single, $760 back to back (includes travel fee)
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
A Dinosaur Book of World Records
Selecting seven exceptional creatures from the Mesozoic Era, DinoRock
brings together record-holding reptiles-rod, hand and full body puppet
and marionette-to present their reasons for inclusion in the Book of
World Records and inspires students to create their own records in this
highly interactive musical program.
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $660 single, $760 back to back (includes travel fee)
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Mi Casa Es Su Casa (My House is Your House)
DinoRock introduces students to their South American neighbors through
original bilingual songs, authentic Latin rhythms, true travel stories, and
bright, colorful puppet characters.
Grade Level: Pre K–5
Fee: $660 single, $760 back to back (includes travel fee)
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
The Folk Music of African Americans
Through this interactive performance, history is brought to life. Music,
song, dance and role-play allow students to make historical and cultural
connections. Songs of Africa, the Spiritual, the Underground Railroad, and
the Blues will highlight influences on these styles of music on American
Art Songs and Opera. (2 performers)
Grade Level: 1–12
Fee: $525 single, $625 back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Dixie Power Trio__________________________ 38
CONTACT:
Zachary Smith
24 Cherry Laurel Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Telephone: 540-374-9219
E-mail: [email protected]
The Music of Louisiana
The band performs a variety of songs in different Louisiana styles with
short explanations before or after each selection. Students are encouraged
to participate in the music by clapping, singing, and playing with the
band. Students also learn key musical and French terms.
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $650 single, $700 back to back
Performing Arts Catalogue
Donna Washington,
DLW Storyteller, Inc.______________________ 39
CONTACT:
Dave Klibanow, Manager
2 Haggis Court, Durham, NC 27705
Telephone: 919-471-3036
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.Donnawashington.com
Once Upon a Time
Donna Washington is an author and award-winning storyteller and
multicultural folklorist sharing her stories for 27 years. Her amazing
vocal pyrotechnics and dynamic physicality enthrall and delight audiences
of all ages. Donna’s stories compliment class curriculum emphasizing
themes like self-respect, creative problem solving, critical thinking, and
responsibility to the world around us.
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $600 single, $800 back to back
Dynamic Duo and Presto!_________________ 40
CONTACT:
Elizabeth Puliu-Owen
607 Hillwood Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22042
Telephone: 703-843-4710
E-mail: [email protected]
Karen Builds a Violin
The musicians of Dynamic Duo, both members of the Kennedy Center
Opera House Orchestra, present this musical tale. Lively musical selections,
imaginative costumes, and audience participation help tell the story as
a young girl learns all about the violin, how it is made and the different
kinds of music it plays.
Grade Level: Pre K–3
Fee: $325 single, $475 back to back
The Case of the Vanishing Viola
For Presto!, cellist/magician Drew Owen joins the Dynamic Duo. Together,
the trio tells a musical detective story that engages children’s imaginations
while they learn. Students follow the clues and discover secrets of string
instruments while enjoying a wide range of musical styles, plenty of
audience participation, and phenomenal magic!
Grade Level: K–6
Fee: $475 single, $700 back to back
Echoes of Nature_________________________ 41
CONTACT:
Echo Uzzo
P.O Box 633, Bowie, MD 20718
Telephone: 301-860-1306
Fax: 301-860-1492
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.echoesofnature.org
In-School Field Trip: Program Varies
Echoes of Nature (MCPS-approved vendor) brings the environment to
you with In-School Field Trips providing fun, nature oriented educational
programs featuring live animal ambassadors. There are many NGSS aligned
programs to choose from, allowing for incorporation into curriculum.
There are programs for all ages and ability levels.
Grade Level: Pre K–8
Fee: $160 single, $300 back to back
2015–2016
Educational Theatre Company____________ 42
CONTACT:
Mary Myers
3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington, VA 22206
Telephone: 703-271-0222
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.educationaltheatrecompany.org
Shakespeare in the Schools (SIS)
This performing group offers audiences of all ages and abilities the
opportunity to enhance their understanding of Shakespeare and improve
language arts skills through an interactive performance by professional
actors. High school and middle school students focus on accessing
Shakespeare’s poetry and themes while elementary school students explore
English SOL’s using characters from the Bard’s plays.
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $575 single, $725 back to back.
Enviro Drum—Maryland__________________ 43
CONTACT:
Rosemary Hable
1690 Cottage Drive, Lake Geneva, WI 53147
Telephone: 800-808-0917
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.class-act.com
Enviro Drum-Maryland: “Reduce,
Reuse, and Recycle”
Enviro Drum-Maryland Is a high-energy participatory quartet comprised
of three “Stomp”-like percussionists performing on household items and
recycling bins plus a keyboardist/vocalist. Their positive environmental
message of “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle” is augmented by scientific
recycling facts targeted to the age level of the audience.
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $875 single, $995 back to back
Esperonto Bean___________________________ 44
CONTACT:
Esperonto Bean
9979 Ridgeline Dr., Montgomery Village, MD 20886
Telephone: 410-963-1570
E-mail: [email protected]
The History of American Urban Dance (101)
This multimedia presentation is a journey through time that talks about
the origins of some of the urban dance styles created in America. Students
will learn some of these dance moves and identify pioneers such as James
Brown, Afrika Bambaata and the relevance of Soul Train in American
dance culture.
Grade Level: 3–12
Fee: $750 single, $950 back to back
2015–2016
Faction of Fools Theatre Company________ 45
CONTACT:
Sarah Conte & Toby Mulford
P.O. Box 92895, Washington, DC 20090
Telephone: 518-527-1080/conte or 267-968-2629/mulford
E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]
A Commedia Romeo & Juliet
Performing Arts Catalogue
Flow Circus_______________________________ 48
CONTACT:
Paul Miller or Dawn Daria
518 W. Juniper Avenue
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Telephone: 919-426-9157
E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]
Illuminating Shakespeare’s text with masks and physical characterizations,
Faction of Fools puts the comedy back into Romeo & Juliet, allowing
the tragedy to cut all the more deeply. Directed by Matthew R. Wilson,
one of America’s leading experts in Commedia Dell’ Arte and a scholar
of Renaissance theatre.
Science is Awesome
Grade Level: 6–12
Fee: $950 single, $1,600 back to back
Grade Level: K–8
Fee: $700 plus travel single, $1200 back to back
Explore the world of science and skill toys where things fall, balance and
spin. Paul will leave students (and teachers) with an urge to pick up and
play with the world around them to discover the mysterious, invisible
forces of the physical world such as gravity and potential/kinetic energy.
Read Yourself Silly
Chris Fascione:
Bringing Literature To Life_______________ 46
CONTACT:
Chris Fascione
528 Woodbine Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302
Telephone: 708-383-8788
Fax: 708-383-8571
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.BringingLiteratureToLife.com
Literature To Life !
Chris Fascione’s fun, participatory assemblies receive raves from students,
teachers and principals nationwide. His unique combination of acting,
storytelling, and comedy promotes reading and a love of books. Chris
acts out children’s library stories and poems, motivates kids to read, and
leaves everyone laughing as he brings literature to life!
Grade Level: Pre K–8
Fee: $495 single, $795 back to back (Discounts available)
Flamenco Amazement ___________________ 47
(Flamenco Guitarist, Singer & Dancer)
CONTACT:
Marija Temo
Telephone: 301-642-3424
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.marijatemo.com
Flamenco Amazement
A flamenco guitar, singing, and dance lecture-presentation with active
audience participation. Temo presents fiery guitar strumming patterns and
techniques, haunting vocals, and percussive dance footwork. Audiences
learn rhythmic handclaps, shout words in Spanish, sing a melody, try a
few dance steps, and at the end perform it altogether.
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $450 single, $800 back to back
Paul tells the story of how a trip to the circus inspired him to visit his
library to learn more about juggling which led to balloons, magic, and
history of circus. Throughout the performance, he models how learning
through books can be fun and lead you to discover new interests.
Grade Level: Pre-K–8
Fee: $700 single, $1,200 back to back
Flumpa® and Friends LIVE!_______________ 49
Ion Imagination Entertainment, Inc.
CONTACT:
Keith Frickey or Wendy Whitten
P.O. Box 210943, Nashville, TN 37221-0943
Telephone: 1-800-335-8672
Fax: (615) 646-6276
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.Flumpa.com
Supplement your STEM curriculum with SCIENCE PROGRAMS
presented by scientists—interactive, musical science assemblies and
family nights, great for science motivation! Featuring Wendy The Singing
Scientist and Flumpa the tree frog! *International Performing Act featuring
MUSIC–SCIENCE–FITNESS
(1) Frogs, Rain Forests, & Other Fun Facts
Focus on habitats, rainforests, life cycles, reptiles, and amphibians, includes
visual reinforcements and full audience participation. (2 performers,
sound and visual equipment, live frogs)
Grade Level: Pre K–5 (45-60 minutes)
Fee: $650 single, $850 back to back, $1,150 (3 same day)
(2) Out of This World: A Space Odyssey—
an Earth Science Adventure!
A Space Challenge through our solar system and beyond. This high energy,
fast paced assembly includes visuals from NASA as well as information
on the planets, the sun, our Earth and its moon, the space program and
more! (2 performers, sound and visual equipment)
Grade Level: Pre K–6 (45-60 minutes)
Fee: $650 single, $850 back to back, $1,150 (3 same day)
(3) Science Rocks—Exercise Your Mind and Body
Charged with energy this performance is for everyone, perfect for family
nights and end of the year assemblies. All music, very interactive, science
fun—as seen at the White House and over 6,750 events since 1995. (2
performers, sound equipment)
Grade Level: All Elementary
Fee: $650 single, $850 back to back, $1,150 (3 same day)
Literacy Program—perfect for ‘author’ day!
Leap Into Literacy and Explore Your World! Wendy, award-winning
author and Flumpa will bring your students through an adventure into
Flumpa’s World and the world of books. Songs, book reading, ”How a
Book is Made” visuals are included. (2 performers and sound equipment)
Grade Level: Pre K–3
Fee: $650 single, $850 back to back, $1,150 (3 same day)
Performing Arts Catalogue
Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble____ 50
CONTACT:
Liz Galuardi
Young Audiences of Maryland
2600 N. Howard Street, Suite 1300 , Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 410-837-7577
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.yamd.org
Irish Roots and American Branches
Performing live Irish music and dance with their descendant American
styles, Footworks illuminates the American story of traditions coming
from the Old World and meeting others here, resulting in new traditions.
Students learn the powerful role the Irish played in the shaping of
Maryland, the United States, and American culture.
Grade Level: PreK-12
Fee: $900 single, (includes mileage), $1150 back to back (includes
mileage)
Keeping the Beat
(A wooden performing surface is suggested.)
When Irish, Scottish, and English immigrants came to the New World,
they brought their step dancing traditions. These dances were influenced
by the rhythms and melodies of the African, African-American, and Native
American cultures. Students discover the melting pot and multi-cultural
origins of percussive dance in this interactive performance.
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $900 single (includes mileage), $1,150 back to back (includes
mileage)
(Available for Residencies: please contact Young Audiences for
pricing and availability)
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Furia Flamenca ___________________________ 51
2015–2016
Luis Garay Percussion World______________ 52
CONTACT:
Luis Garay
1604 Gridley Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20902
Telephone: 301-649-5217
Fax: 301-649-5217
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.luisgaray.com
The Passion and Inspiration of the Drums
Percussion World’s high energy blend of spicy Afro-Latin rhythms
introduces audiences to exotic world percussion instruments including
the balafone, djembe, cuica, and berimbao. Throughout this highly
educational, fun, and entertaining performance, students and faculty
participate with clapping and call and response, and are invited to play
drums from a variety of cultures.
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $845 single, $945 back to back, $1045 split day, $1,350 two
shows–two workshops, $845 family night, ( 4 performers)
Multi-day residencies available. Please call.
Maximum Audience: Full Auditorium
Washington Performing Arts (WPA) Funding available for Title I Schools.
Rhythm Rocks! (workshop)
Luis Garay’s dynamic percussion workshop introduces students to the
exciting and fascinating world of AfroLatin, Jazz, and World percussion
music and instruments including congas, djembes, bongos, balafones,
shakers, and much more! His unique “handson” style of teaching
encourages workshop participants to experience the exhilaration of being
“in the groove” as they learn and perform rhythm patterns from different
cultures on the actual instruments!
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $400 single, $525 back to back, $650 split day, $650—3 hours
workshop (2 performers)
Maximum Audience: 30
CONTACT:
Estela Velez
9526 Baccarat Drive, Fairfax, VA 22032
Telephone: 703–568-4404
E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]
Website: www.furia-flamenca.com
Flamenco: A Journey to Spain
Furia Flamenca transports the audience across the ocean to southern
Spain. Artists present the culture of Spain through a dynamic blend of
performance, age-appropriate lecture, and audience participation. Students
learn about flamenco music and history. During the participation portion,
students learn about rhythm in flamenco.
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $600 single, $750 back to back
Gerdan-Kaleidoscope of World Music_____ 53
CONTACT:
Class Acts Arts
700 Roeder Road, First Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-588-7525
Fax: 301-588-1618
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.classactsarts.org
Passport to World of Flutes
Clap, sing and learn ethnic traditions from this introduction to the exotic
world of Eastern European wood flutes. Dr. Pidvika’s journey explores
the captivating sounds of flutes, their cultural tales and geographic and
historic settings. His professional performances include: The Lord of the
Rings, Lion King, and many Disney and Broadway productions.
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $610 single, $810 back to back, including travel
Kaleidoscope of Musical Styles
The charismatic and dynamic Flute-Violin Duo presentation takes students
traveling through musical styles of classical, jazz, and folk music. This
interactive musical journey allows students to experience music diversity
and serves as an excellent curriculum enhancement for teachers and
students studying music, world music, instruments and different cultures.
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $760 single, $960 back to back, including travel
2015–2016
Global Voices_____________________________ 54
CONTACT:
Imani Gonzalez
3120 18th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20010
Telephone: 202-588-1266
Fax: 202-667-9737
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.globalvoices.info
Global Voices
Global Voices gives a tremendous new way to bring young people into
the living, breathing vitality of other cultures. Travel with Imani through
the cultures of South Africa, West Africa, India, Brazil, and Cuba (Yoruba
people). Audiences will experience each culture through songs, stories,
and rhythms. Global Voices increases students’ global perspective, creating
unity and respect for others.
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greeNEWit________________________________ 56
CONTACT:
Gabe Bustos
8775 Centre Park Drive #718, Columbia, MD 21045
Telephone: 410-292-3476 ©
Fax: 410-292-3476
E-mail: [email protected]
OUR Schools Program: STEM in the Environment
greeNEWit’s OUR School’s Program provides energizing presentations to
educate students on the importance of energy efficiency and environmental
sustainability. Through demonstrations, skits, and live music, students
learn how our interaction with the environment greatly affects the way we
live, and the essential role STEM plays in the path towards sustainability.
Grade Level: Pre K–5
Fee: Free single, Free back to back
Grade Level: K–8
Fee: $550 single, $650 back to back
Hadfield, John____________________________ 57
The Goodlife Puppet Theater_____________ 55
CONTACT:
Joe Pipik or Jeannie Wall
3753 Slate Mills Road, Boston, VA 22713
Telephone: 540-547-3100
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.goodlifetheater.com
The Recycling Pirates
The Recycling Pirates is a jolly puppet musical. Our puppet pirates teach
a young girl about the R’s: recycling, reusing, reparing, and reducing
our use. Working together with the audience, they shrink the monster
“Landfill” and find hidden treasure in the trash. Originally commissioned
by the Wolf Trap Foundation.
Grade Level: Pre K–3
Fee: $425 single, $525 back to back
Tanka Tales
Native American tales emphasizing respect told with puppets (hand, rod,
& shadow). LooWit, the Firekeeper, explains the significance of Mount
Saint Helens, reminding us to share nature’s bounty. Summer Defeats
Winter explains the order of the seasons and contains a “story within a
story,” “How Grandmother Spider Brought the Light”.
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $425 single, $525 back to back
CONTACT:
John Hadfield
42 Mercer Drive, Newark, DE 19713
Telephone: 800-672-7274
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.johnhadfield.net
The Science Show. Science is Everywhere!
A visual, unique presentation of science-using the skills of juggling,
comedy, balancing, magic, and music. Wacky and educational: from a
rap song about accidental inventions to a hair-raising experiment with
electricity. “You’re the best we have seen, and we have seen some very
nice programs.” S. Steenwood, Whetstone Elementary.
Grade Level: K–8
Fee: $475 single, $625 back to back
Bookmobile Submarine—John Hadfield in Concert
Grab your snorkels and hold your breath as Captain Shinypants, his first
mate Nelson (the robot bird) and his imaginary friend Tippytoes lead
us through the Cape of Imagination to the funniest variety show ever to
take place under the sea. Award winning songwriter and former circus
performer, John Hadfield, sings, dances, juggles and performs whoopee
cushion percussion in the perfect rewards assembly / family night program.
Grade Level: K–8
Fee: $475 single, $595 back to back
Granny’s Appalachian Tales
Appalachian stories told with puppets, actors, and live music. Granny (a
life-size puppet) weaves three tales highlighting the history and cultures
of Appalachia. A Jack Tale, a Cherokee story, and John Henry come to
life as her cabin transforms into a puppet stage. Granny leads a singalong,
playing mandolin.
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $425 single, $525 back to back
Hadfield, Paul____________________________ 58
CONTACT:
Paul Hadfield: The Bully Plan
124 East 5th Street, Frederick, MD 21701
Telephone: 301-639-6125
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.thebullyplan.com
Everyone Belongs
An anti-bullying assembly program that engages students with magic and
humor. Topics include developing empathy, bystander skills, friendship,
and talking to adults. The two-man show uses role-playing, magic, an
anti-bullying pledge, and a slide presentation. Everyone Belongs provides
the knowledge & skills necessary to reduce bullying at school.
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $695 single, $850 back to back,
(Created and performed by a licensed professional counselor)
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Harrison, Slim—Sunnyland Music*________ 59
CONTACT:
Slim Harrison, Sunnyland Music
Sugartree Farm, 16530 Eyler’s Valley Road,
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
Telephone: 301-271-7928
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.sunnylandmusic.com
Exploring the Roots of American Folk Music
Traditional American folk instruments are introduced to the audience
explaining the multicultural roots of each. The audience is invited to
sing along while each instrument is played. A jug band is chosen from
audience members and then the entire audience is invited to join in an
“Afro’lachian” folk dance. (1 or 2 performers)
Grade Level: K–5, 6–12
Fee: $500 single ($800 both performers),
$600 back to back ($900 both)
$800 full day ($1,250 both), additional day $600 ($1,000 both),
week $2,000 ($3,500 both)
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
House of Angklung_______________________ 60
CONTACT:
Jane Inkiriwang/ Diana Nazli
227 Grange Hall, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Telephone: 240-421-6102 / 240-277-8425
E-mail: [email protected]
Angklung Goes to School
Angklung is fun & easy! A classroom program developed by House of
Angklung to give students an opportunity to play angklung, by simply
shaking it. Students not only learn music, but also about diversity, culture
and people of Indonesia. No musical background is required.
Grade Level: 3-12
Fee: $250 single, $400 back to back
Hutton, Bruce*___________________________ 61
CONTACT:
Bruce or Deborah Hutton
4006 35th Street, Mt. Rainier, MD 20712
Telephone: 301-779-5901
Fax: 301-779-5902
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.HuttonFolkWays.com
2015–2016
Workshops, Residencies, and Outdoor Ed Concerts
Concerts and workshops are available for smaller groups. Themes include
homemade instruments, Tall Tales in song and African American traditions.
These may supplement the assemblies on the same day, can relate to
the “Westward Ho” theme of outdoor education programs or may be
scheduled as part of a school residency. Both concerts and workshops are
approved for funding assistance from the Maryland State Arts Council.
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: Concerts—$400 single, $500 back to back
Residencies are negotiable or with AIE funding follow MSAC funding
guidelines
Workshops on the same day as concerts are $75
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Illstyle & Peace Production_______________ 62
CONTACT:
Liz Galuardi
Young Audiences of Maryland
2600 N. Howard Street, Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 410-837-7577
Fax: 410-837-7579
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.yamd.org
The History of Hip-Hop
This high-energy program brings the history of hip-hop dance to life. The
company shares this history through interactive lecture, jaw-dropping
dance, and a compelling Q&A session. Students learn the positive aspects
of hip-hop art and culture, technical elements of this dance form, and
how the dance has evolved. DJing, the Human Beat-Box, and the MC
are only a few elements covered.
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $1,116 single ($900 + $216 mileage), $1,366 back to back ($1,150
+ $216 mileage)
Improv 4 Kids
Eight Is Never Enough!___________________ 63
CONTACT:
Walt Frasier
6220 Park Avenue #1, West New York, NJ 02093
Telephone: 212-568-6560
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.improv4kids.com
Improv 4 Kids
Old Time American Folk Music
Through the art of Improvisation, the multi-talented performers introduce
young audiences to a variety of music and theater arts including Opera,
Broadway, Jazz, Modern Dance and Spoken Word. Each comedy vignette
is created spontaneously based on audience suggestion and participation.
For grades 6–12, additional emphasis is placed on current events, social
interaction and public speaking skills.
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $400 single, $500 back to back
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $700 single, $1,000 back to back, $1,200 Day of Show Workshop
Bruce plays American folk music in this engaging and participatory concert
which includes Appalachian songs and tunes, blues from the Mississippi
Delta to Chicago and early jug band and jazz. He introduces a dozen
instruments explaining their origins and characteristics. Sing-a-longs are
included. The grand finale is a jug band which includes audience members.
*Maryland State Arts Council–(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools
Word of Mouth Meets the Written Word
This concert explores the relationship between the oral tradition and
children’s literature about folk songs and folk culture. For each song a
related book will be cited. Some book titles that may be included are: John
Henry, The Drinking Gourd, Ty’s One Man Band, and Woody Guthrie,
Poet of the People. Selections from a variety of American regional styles
will be included.
Grade Level: Pre K–5, middle schools
Fee: $400 single, $500 back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
2015–2016
Incredible Insects_________________________ 64
CONTACT:
Kay Taub
909 Crest Park Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20903
Telephone: 301-439-0365
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: INCREDIBLEINSECTS.COM
Incredible Insects (workshop)
Introducing students to the insect world, using live insects to hold and
examine, and a preserved collection of exotic insects to demonstrate
diversity, adaptability, and unique habitats of insects and their relatives.
Presentation will focus on the beneficial role of insects in nature and their
importance to the ecosystem.
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $100 per workshop
Interact Story Theatre*___________________ 65
CONTACT:
Ali Oliver–Krueger
32 Pennydog Court, Silver Spring, MD 20902
Telephone: 301-879-9305
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.interactstory.com
One Gold Coin
This interactive, bilingual play, based on the Latin American story “La
moneda d’oro,” explores the transformative power of kindness.
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Story Can Theatre
A special storytelling workshop using miniatures and toys to bring a story
to life. The workshop stresses vocabulary development and problemsolving skills. 30 minutes. (1 performer)
Grade Level: Pre K–1
Fee: $300 for 1, $425 for 2, $470 for 3, $520 for 4, $565 for 5, plus
mileage
Maximum one class: Approximately 25 students for each
30-minute session.
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Playbuilding Workshop
Students invent and perform their own play. Teachers have found this
workshop to be a great language and prewriting activity that also expands
the students’ imaginations. (1 performer)
Grade Level: Pre K–8
Fee per workshop: $300 for 1, $425 for 2, $470 for 3, $520 for 4,
$565 for 5; plus mileage.
Maximum one class: Approximately 25 students for each
45-minute session.
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Playbuilding II
A special Playbuilding session designed for middle schools students
in which students orally compose a scenario based on age-appropriate
themes and act it out.
Grade Level: 5-8
Fee: $300 for 1, $425 for 2, $470 for 3, $520 for 4, $565 for 5, plus
mileage
Grade Level: K–6 (2 performers)
Maximum one class: Approximately 25 students for each 45-minute session.
Fee: $700 single, $885 back to back, $935 one morning show + one
afternoon show; plus mileage
Operabuilding
Maximum audience: 325, 50 minutes
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Stories on Stage
This workshop extends the playbuilding experience by adding music to
the mix. Students learn some basic rudiments of opera and explore how
opera uses music and drama to tell a story.
Grade Level: Pre K–8
Grade Level: 2–8
Fee per workshop: $300 for 1, $425 for 2, $470 for 3, $520 for 4,
$565 for 5; plus mileage.
Maximum one class: Approximately 25 students for each
45-minute session.
*Maryland State Arts Council–(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools
This unique theatrical performance combines acting with the art of
storytelling. The actor becomes a variety of characters while bringing
multicultural stories to life. The students “get into the act” too by
participating in this riveting experience. (1 performer)
Maximum audience: 200, 30 minutes
Fee: $425 single; $575 two shows; $745 three shows; $845 four shows,
plus mileage.
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One
A dynamic one-woman show celebrating the life and contributions of
a great African-American: Harriet Tubman. Following the performance
of Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One, students discuss the play with
the actress and playwright, Gwendolyn Briley Strand. Gwendolyn has a
wealth of knowledge about the life and times of Harriet Tubman. These
discussions are a rare opportunity for the students to dialogue with an
actress and a playwright about a significant time in American history.
Grade Level: 3-12
Maximum audience: 300, 60 minutes
Fee: $795 single, $995 back to back, plus mileage
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools
Books Alive
Books Alive Is a literature-based drama workshop. In each class, our drama
specialist leads a group of students to explore and re-enact a specially
selected children’s book. The students also create and act out their own
original stories based on the book. Various multicultural stories are used
throughout the series. This workshop enhances students’ appreciation
of literature and promotes language, reading comprehension, thinking
skills, creativity, and self esteem.
Grade Level: Pre K–6
Fee: $300 for 1, $425 for 2, $470 for 3, $520 for 4, $565 for 5, plus
mileage
Maximum one class: Approximately 25 students for each 45-minute session.
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Songbuilding Workshop
A special music workshop for young children. The students are introduced
to various musical instruments and musical styles. Then they write and
record an original song. 30 minutes. (1 performer)
Grade Level: Pre K–K
Fee per workshop: $300 for 1, $425 for 2, $470 for 3, $520 for 4,
$565 for 5, plus mileage.
Maximum one class: Approximately 50 students for each
30-minute session.
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Parent-Child Workshop
Parents observe their children during a “Story Can Theatre” Workshop.
Then the parents discuss what they observed, and make simple and fun
creative drama activities that they can do at home with their children to
develop language and literacy skills. (1 performer)
Grade Level: Pre K–2
Fee per workshop: $625 for 1, $650 for evening workshop, plus
mileage
Maximum: 50 students and 50 parents.
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
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Jali D _____________________________________ 66
CONTACT:
Liz Galuardi
Young Audiences of Maryland
2600 N. Howard Street, Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 410-837-7577
Fax: 410-837-7579
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.yamd.org
Rhythms & Rhymes for Wise Young Minds
Jali-D enters the room drumming and rapping. Jali-D teaches students
how to use their own creativity to write raps to enhance poetry, learn
multiplication tables, or spelling words. He demonstrates how powerful
positive words can build self-esteem and inspire wise young minds.
2015–2016
Jay Mattioli’s Motivational Magic_________ 68
CONTACT:
Jay Mattioli
14836 Links Pond Circle, Gainesville, VA 20155
Telephone: 703-297-2423
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.jaymattioli.com
Jay Mattioli’s Motivational Magic
A Quarter Finalist on the hit show “America’s Got Talent”, Jay takes
students on an exciting journey, inspiring them to find the “M.A.G.I.C”
in their lives. “M” stands for motivation, “A” for action, “G” for goals,
“I” for interaction, and “C” for creativity. These themes are explored in
a fast paced comedy and illusion spectacular that will leave you students
cheering for more!
Grade Level: 1–5
Fee: $425 single, $565 back to back (includes travel)
Grade Level: K–6
Fee: $595 single, $695 back to back
Jaster, Mark—Mime*______________________ 67
Joe Romano—
Ultimate School Shows.com______________ 69
CONTACT:
Class Acts Arts
700 Roeder Road, First Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-588-7525
Fax: 301-588-1618
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.classactsarts.org
Piccolo’s Trunk
In this popular introduction to the wordless art, a beguiling clownish
character engages the audience in critical thinking, problem solving,
following instructions, listening, observation, and communication as he
plays with comic obstacles, ranging from a noisy uncooperative truck
to invisible stars and escalators. Live music and prolific participation.
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $510 single, $685 back to back (includes travel fee)
CONTACT:
Joe Romano
4908 Donovan Drive, Alexandria, VA 22304
Telephone: 703–504-6993 and 800-624-4220
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.ultimateschoolshows.com
www.booksthemagicisreal.com
Books: The Magic is Real!
The #1 reading assembly in the Northeast. Recently chosen to open for
First Lady, Michelle Obama at The Library of Congress! Joe Romano
brings books to life through the art of magic and illusion. Over 4500
schools have experienced this amazing production filled with dynamic
music, audience participation and jaw dropping magic!
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $695 single, $895 back to back
A Fool Named “O”
Superhero Math!
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $510 single, $685 back-to-back (includes travel fee)
Educational Entertainer Joe Romano will Multiply your students
excitement, in a Fraction of the time, with the Addition of “Superhero
Math!” We’ve got you common core standards covered in this exciting
assembly where magic, puzzles and tricks educate your students about
fractions, orders of operation, measurement, estimation and more!
The Maestro
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $695 single, $895 back to back
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $510 single, $685 back-to-back (includes travel fee)
“Green Magic!” will grow your students’ minds as they learn how “going
green” can be easy and fun! Using science and comedy, Joe Romano
magically transports the audience to a world where Reducing, Reusing,
and Recycling is the #1 way to protect our planet.
Featured at the Maryland Renaissance Festival since 1986, “O” is a
wordless jester who plays unusual instruments and non-instruments and
other simple props to beguile, involve and entertain.
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
An eccentric mute conductor makes musical mayhem with the audience
as his orchestra. A classic combination of mime and music in the tradition
of Charlie Chaplin and the old time circus.
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Green Magic!
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $695 single, $895 back to back
2015–2016
John Henry, The Guitar Playing Man______ 70
CONTACT:
John Henry England
7717 Chatham Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Telephone: 202-498-1344
Fax: 301-656-2331
E-mail: [email protected]
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Jung, Mary Ann—History Alive!*__________ 73
CONTACT:
Mary Ann Jung
1219 Heartwood Court, Arnold, MD 21012
Telephone: 410-647-8699
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: historyaliveshows.com
Around the World With John Henry
Good Queen Bess
Grade Level: Pre K–5
Fee: $500 single, $600 back to back
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $450 single, $800 back to back
Renowned children’s entertainer John Henry, performs educational
concerts. Audiences enjoy the musical tradition of an Interactive program
that allows everyone to perform. Children engage their voices, bodies, and
minds. Beginning with the American tradition of tall tales, John Henry
takes his audience on an Interactive cultural journey.
Jump into the personal side of the Renaissance with the woman for whom
England’s Golden Age was named. Her majesty transforms students into
courtiers to explain Elizabethan clothes, manners, and even dances! This
performance is guaranteed to excite interest in history and visits to the
library! (1 performer)
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Margaret Brent and the Indians
Journeys into
American Indian Territory________________ 71
CONTACT:
Robert Vetter
P.O. Box 575, Eastport, NY 11941
Telephone: 1-800-458-2632; 631-878-8655
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.indianjourneys.com
Native Americans of the Plains: An Arts
Approach to Learning Plains Indian Cultures
Experience the arts as a key to understanding current and historic Plains
Indian life. Workshops and assemblies immerse students in Cheyenne,
Kiowa and Comanche ways. Activities include: visual arts of the Plains
from prehistory to today with hands-on art sessions; music and dance;
storytelling; traditional games; craft activities; large tipi and extensive
museum of material culture.
Grade Level: K–12 (emphasis 25)
Fee: $1,675 all day with two presenters
The Juggling Hoffmans___________________ 72
CONTACT:
Lois Hoffman
34 Oklahoma State Drive, Newark, DE 19713
Telephone: 302-737-3163
Fax: 302-737-3163
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.jugglinghoffmans.com
Which Maryland woman was the first to own land, the first to act as an
attorney, and the first in America to ask for the right to vote? Margaret
Brent, whose story gets even better! As a close friend of Governor Leonard
Calvert, no one is better qualified to recount how, why, and by whom
the colony was founded. (1 performer)
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $450 single, $800 back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Clara Barton—Red Cross Angel
You will transform into a Yankee or a Rebel, a believer or a naysayer when
this local and national heroine recounts her courageous life and battle
against prejudice. Clara Barton, a heroine of the Civil War, overcame
personal obstacles and society’s limited roles for women to pursue her
heart’s work-battlefield nursing. Learn how her persistence paid off when
she founded the Red Cross in America!
Grade Level: 3–12
Fee: $450 single, $800 back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Rosalie Calvert and the War of 1812
Maryland’s being INVADED! Rosalie Calvert of Riversdale Plantation
takes you on a breathless journey through the Battle of Bladensburg,
the burning of the White House, and the creation of the “Star Spangled
Banner.” Students discover the drama of life during the War of 1812 by
choosing sides-British vs. Americans. They also explore the interesting
day to day details of running a plantation in Maryland. And which lucky
audience member will be chosen to be President and Dolley Madison?
Grade Level: 3–12
Fee: $450 single, $800 back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Catch On To Science
Step into the hilarity as this husband and wife juggling duo set out to
tackle gravity, trajectory, and a variety of science concepts with comic
results. Everyone will be amazed by the tricks and amused by the antics
in a smile-a-long, laugh-a-long, interactive good time.
Grade Level: Pre K- 5
Fee: $495 single, $695 back to back
KanKouran West African
Dance Company__________________________ 74
CONTACT:
Ali Rahmaan
P.O. Box 1338, Washington, D.C. 20013
Telephone: 202-518-1213
E-mail: [email protected]
Visit Africa
KanKouran West African Dance Company was established as an educational
institution designed to preserve the traditional cultural arts of West
Africa. The company dazzles audiences of all ages with its exciting and
electrifying program that features the dances and rhythms of Senegal,
Mali, and the Gambia.
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $600 single, $750 back to back
Washington Performing Arts (WPA)—Funding available for Title I Schools.
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Kid Pan Alley_____________________________ 75
CONTACT:
Cheryl Toth, Executive Director
P.O. Box 38, Washington, VA 22747
Telephone: 540-322-2022
E-mail: [email protected],org
Songwriter in Residence Workshop
Kid Pan Alley inspires and empowers children to work together to become
creators of their own music. During a 5-day residency two professional
song writers write 8 songs with 8 classes and then perform the songs in
2 concerts for the school community.
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $6,500 for a week
Stand Up & Be Heard: One Little Song Can
Change the World (Workshop/Assembly)
An interactive character development/bully prevention program focusing
on respect–respect for each other, the community, the environment and
oneself, featuring songs written with children. In the morning, your children
will have an opportunity to write additional verses to some of the songs.
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $1,100 single, $1,300 back to back
Kids on the Block
International Performing Troupe*________ 76
CONTACT:
Aric Darroe
9 Westminster S/C #344, Westminster, MD 21157
Telephone: 410-290-9095
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.kotb.com
This award-winning, internationally recognized troupe provides
entertaining, live puppet theatre to teach about important issues. The
puppet characters break down barriers and encourage children to discuss
sensitive topics during the interactive question and answer period. Teacher
follow-up packet provided
Combating Childhood Obesity & Overweight
This program focuses on the importance of understanding the relationship
between food and physical movement and their effects on weight and
health. The puppets encourage children to set realistic goals and achieve
them through small changes.
Grade Level: K–6
Fee: $625 single or back to back
2015–2016
Lenore Blank Kelner and Company_______ 77
CONTACT:
Lenore Blank Kelner/Heather Kork, Manager
204 Stonegate Dr.,Silver Spring, MD 20905
Telephone: 301-879-9319 (w) / 301-388-0175 (h)
Fax: 301-388-0176
E-mail: [email protected]/[email protected]
Creative Kids! (workshop school
day or after school)
Creative Kids is a literature-based drama class. Students learn about
acting–Dramatize age appropriate books in their own words–Create
original tales based on the book–Cooperate and collaborate. Curriculum
is designed to integrate oral language and reading comprehension skills
with drama.
Grade Level: Pre K–5
Fee: $175–one 45 minute class in one day
$185–one 60 minute class in one day
$275–two 45 minute classes in one day
$285–two 60 minute classes in one day
$375–three 45 minute classes in one day
$385–three 60 minute classes in one day
$475–four 45 minute classes in one day
$485–four 60 minute classes in one day
After school rates: $15.00 per child per class-45 minute class-8 student minimum (some discounts may be available) or flat rate of $160 per
class with a maximum of 15 students.
$16.00 per child per class–60 minute class-8 student minimum (some
discounts may be available) or flat rate of $180 per class with a maximum of 15 students.
Leonardo Music__________________________ 78
CONTACT:
Leonardo
PO Box 323, Beverly Shores, IN 46301 (Chicago)
Telephone: 888-826-6004
E-mail: [email protected]
Respect Rocks!
Respect Rocks! is a high energy, interactive concert by Parents’ Choice
Award winning family musician Leonardo on the topics of Bullying and
Positive Behavior. With easy to sing along songs, volunteers, and dance/
hand motions, the show empowers students to maintain a culture of
tolerance, empathy, and success in their schools.
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $595 single, $695 back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Meet the Kids on the Block
Let us help you customize a program to emphasize available topics focusing
on social issues like bullying prevention, safety, medical conditions including
asthma or diabetes; or material on disability awareness.
Grade Level: K–6
Fee: $625 single or back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Multiculturalism
This program examines culture and its part in everyday life. Scripts on
gender, stereotyping, understanding culture, and holidays are available.
Grade Level: K–6
Fee: $625 single or back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Alcohol, Tobacco, & Other Drug Prevention
This program addresses the impact of alcohol and other gateway drugs, the
negative effects of tobacco use, peer pressure, the proper use of medicine,
and developing confidence to make healthy choices.
Grade Level: K–6
Fee: $625 single or back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Lesole’s Dance Project____________________ 79
CONTACT:
Class Acts Arts
700 Roeder Road, First Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-588-7525
Fax: 301-588-1618
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.classactsarts.org
Lesole’s Dance Project
Experience three dance cultures from Africa’s continental tip! Contemporary
Pantsula, an upbeat, urban dance similar to American Hip-hop, then
historical Gumboot, modes and percussive sounds with a kind of “instant
messaging” dance slapped on miners’ boots, along with traditional Ndlamu,
a snapshot of Zulu village clothing, customs, and high-energy drumming.
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $690 single, $965 back to back (includes travel fee)
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
2015–2016
Lewis, Yvette*____________________________ 80
CONTACT:
Yvette Lewis
3609 Denmark Pl., Bowie, MD 20721
Telephone: 301-704-4187
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.shop.operakids.com
So This is Opera
An introduction to opera through lecture and demonstration featuring
some familiar melodies from popular operas. Includes student participation
in pantomime and actual accompaniment with music. Presentation is full
of information, sprinkled with humor throughout, designed to convert
even staunch opera haters. (1 or 2 performers)
Grade Level: K–8
Fee: $525 single, $600 back to back, $750 all day workshop (2-day
minimum)
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
So This is Opera, Part Two
Yvette Lewis returns with a fun-filled sequel to the original “So This is
Opera.” Students are involved in singing, playing and movement activities.
With lots of laughter sprinkled throughout, students will find themselves
turned on to the exciting world of opera. (1 or 2 performers)
Grade Level: K–8
Fee: $525 single, $600 back to back, $750 all day workshop
(2-day minimum)
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Licha, Marian_____________________________ 81
CONTACT:
Marian Licha
1406 Crestridge Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-237-1117
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.marianlicha.com and www.fridaviceversa.com
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Fables Rule!
Fables are “the food of the ear” that nourish the mind and heart. Celebrate
the oral tradition of living and learning through stories packed with
humor, sense, and a valuable lesson for all listeners. (STEM focused,
original fable commissioned by Wolf Trap-Early Learning Through the
Arts is available upon request.)
Grade Level: Headstart–5
Fee: $520 single, $720 back to back (includes travel fee)
*Maryland State Arts Council–(AIE) funding available for MD schools
Succotash Tales
Celebrate the richness of African American culture, traditions, and folklore
with this savory blend of American stories with African roots. A delicious
dish of interactive storytelling combines the flavors of North, South, East,
or “pioneer” West through tales of adventure, history, and wit’s wisdom.
Grade Level: Headstart–8
Fee: $520 single, $720 back to back (includes travel fee)
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Magnificent Folks, Animals, and other Such Tales
It’s Storytelling Time! This dynamic, interactive program highlights great
achievers with claws, paws, fins, feet, or wings. Travel the world through
folktales that use chants, music, and movement. Tales with Spanish
vocabulary and phrases are available upon request.
Grade Level: Headstart–8
Fee: $520 single, $720 back to back (includes travel fee)
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
The Journey: Tales of Africa and America
A story adventure through history! This program weaves together folktales,
chants, and traditional games to tell the story of a captured African girl
in the early 1800’s who crosses the Atlantic to America. Additional folk
tales of hope and triumph are included. (Folktale program for Grade 2
and under)
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $520 single, $720 back to back (includes travel fee)
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
A Magical Journey into Latin America
Marian shares the Puerto Rican folktale stories of Juan Bobo, her own
personal anecdotes, and short bilingual songs in an engaging program
that lifts the spirit with humor and life-lessons from the oral tradition.
This cultural experience will enrich your school’s language arts program
and entertain students. The storytelling can also be in Spanish.
Grade Level: K–6
Fee: $400 single, $600 back to back
Macklin, Diane*___________________________ 82
CONTACT:
Diane Macklin
8639-B 16th Street, Suite 112, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 703-966-7957
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.dianemacklin.com
Small Wonders and Stupendous Feats!
Enjoy marvelous tales of unlikely heroes from stories about the original
spider man to fantastic friendships that teach valuable lessons. One may
even find that the true hero lies within. (Anti-Bullying Focus is Available
Upon Request)
Grade Level: Pre K–8
Fee: $520 single, $720 back to back
Mad Science of Washington______________ 83
CONTACT:
Cynallyhia Indriago
12065 Tech Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904
Telephone: 301-593-4777
Fax: 301-593-7062
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.dc.madscience.org
Be Tobacco Free
This high energy, fast-paced Mad Science assembly offers a great opportunity
to tobacco-proof children and leaves a lasting impression. Each assembly
includes fascinating experiments that highlight the health risks of tobacco
use. Students will see the impact of second-hand smoke and witness the
effects of nicotine on the heart and circulatory system.
Grade Level: 3-8
Fee: $425 single, $620 back to back
Marvels of Motion!
Allow us to take you on a journey through Newton’s laws of motion. This
interactive event uses our Mad Science “Olympics” to teach your students
how things move! Our rocket car provides a truly spectacular grand finale!
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $425 single, $620 back to back. Evening fees may apply. Audience
participation is encouraged in all shows.
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Spectacular Science!
This is an incredibly visual and exciting introduction to some basic
principles of science. Theatrical special effects will dazzle as we examine
them using the scientific process. Bubbling potions, cool chemical
reactions, and (safe!) indoor fireworks offer lots of excitement and turns
students on to science.
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $425 single, $620 back to back. Evening fees may apply. Audience
participation is encouraged in all shows.
Spin, Pop, Boom!
Experience a dizzying array of spectacular spinning and gravity defying
demonstrations as we explore the phenomenon of centrifugal force!
Explore some unique chemical properties as we pop the cork and let the
genie out of the bottle or show off our elephant’s toothpaste! Keep your
ears open for our special dijeridoo while learning about sound!
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $425 single, $620 back to back. Evening fees may apply. Audience
participation is encouraged in all shows.
Up, Up, and Away!
We introduce and demonstrate the intriguing properties of air and air
pressure. Hot air balloons, tornadoes, and a cool hovercraft will demonstrate
just how amazing air can be! We’ll play tug of war with a vacuum, and
even demonstrate our top secret dinosaur sneeze!
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $425 single, $620 back to back. Evening fees may apply. Audience
participation is encouraged in all shows.
Magpie: Greg Artzner &
Terry Leonino*____________________________ 84
CONTACT:
Class Acts Arts
700 Roeder Road, First Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-588-7525
Fax: 301-588-1618
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.classactsarts.org
Living Planet
Explore Earth’s complex web of life forms. Juxtaposing fun and music
with ecology, Magpie celebrates the diversity of life on Earth. Emphasizing
audience participation, and ongoing instruction in sign language, each
performance gives students concrete knowledge of how they can make
a difference in preserving our resources.
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $750 single, $885 back to back (includes travel fee)
Spoon River
With power and beauty, Magpie presents Edgar Lee Master’s unforgettable
characters in this poetic masterpiece. Using contemporary and traditional
American music and featuring guitar, harmonica, mandolin, and fretted
dulcimer, Magpie weaves a magical spell that transports the listener to
rural 19th century.
Grade Level: 9–12
Fee: $750 single, $885 back to back (includes travel fee)
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
2015–2016
Mark Tabron the Musician & Motivator___ 85
CONTACT:
Mark Tabron
3005 Parkway, Cheverly, MD 20785
Office Telephone: 301-773-3923
Fax: 301-322-4209
Mobile: 202-256-3222
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.marktabron.com
You Are A Winner
Based on the book You Are A Winner, this high energy, interactive, must
see presentation combines the power of music and storytelling. Students
learn how to; build high self-esteem get better grades, improve test scores,
overcome obstacles and much more.
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $450 single, $600 back to back
Marc Tyler Nobleman_____________________ 86
CONTACT:
Marc Tyler Nobleman
Bethesda, MD
Telephone: 917-251-6080
E-mail: [email protected]
Heroes With and Without Capes
The author of 70+ books including Boys of Steel: The Creators of Superman
reveals the real-life detective stories behind his work. With humor and
honesty, he covers the writing process, overcoming obstacles, and more.
Engaging even for those who couldn’t care less about superheroes. Part
motivational, part educational, all entertaining. With Q & A
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $1,800 day rate for multiple presentations
Mark Lohr________________________________ 87
CONTACT:
Liz Galuardi
Young Audiences of Maryland
2600 N. Howard Street, Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 410-837-7577
Fax: 410-837-7579
E-mail: [email protected]g
Website: www.yamd.org
Classic Comedy
Mark’s character, Mr. Jones, takes audiences on an exciting journey with
underlying educational themes. Highly interactive, Mr. Jones and the
audience share center stage! This action-packed performance includes
slapstick, juggling, plate spinning, and more. Mr.Jones’ creative problem
solving skills leaves audiences howling with laughter.
Grade Level: K -12
Fee: $525 single, $675 back to back (mileage fee may apply)
2015–2016
Marsha Goodman-Wood__________________ 88
CONTACT:
Marsha Goodman-Wood
3151 Jocelyn Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20015
Telephone: 202-246-6688 ©
Fax: 202-244-4433 (must call first)
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.marshagoodmanwood.com
Songs About Science & How the World Works
Fun, educational, catchy original tunes chock full of science facts (topics
include astronomy, physics & biology), and positive life lessons about
health & safety (e.g., handwashing, helmet wearing & healthy eating).
Marsha is a former neuroscientist & music teacher. Presented with guitar
and percussion. Songwriting workshops available. Listen online at www.
referbnation.com/marshagoodmanwood.
Grade Level: Pre K–5 (science, healthy habits, songwriting): 6-8
(astronomy, songwriting)
Fee: $500 single, $700 back to back
Mary Beth Bowen________________________ 89
CONTACT:
Class Acts Arts
700 Roeder Road, First Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-588-7525
Fax: 301-588-1618
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.classactsarts.org
Greek Myth Readers Theatre Workshop
This workshop addresses a new MCPS/Common Core literacy standard
and teaches the meaning of words and phrases from Greek mythology
(e.g. Herculean, opening Pandora’s box, the Midas touch). Students also
learn to speak loudly, clearly and expressively as they rehearse a Readers
Theatre script about King Midas.
Grade Level: 3–5
Fee: $50 per workshop (maximum 4 workshops per day), plus travel $10
per day
Readers Theatre Workshop—
How to Prevent Bullying
Students use a variety of creative drama techniques–including Readers
Theatre–as they learn how to prevent bullying. Students explore the roles
of bully, victim and witness/bystander and gain a deeper understanding
of bullying prevention. All students, with scripts in hand, engage in this
active learning experience.
Grade Level: 4–5
Fee: $50 per workshop (maximum 4 workshops per day), plus travel $10
per day
Maryland Zoo In Baltimore_______________ 90
CONTACT:
Katie Manion
Education Department
1876 Mansion House Drive, Baltimore, MD 21217
Telephone: 443-552-5300
Fax: 443-320-9034
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.marylandzoo.org/edzoocation/outreach/
ZOOmobile Program
ZOOmobile programs are educational, interactive presentations featuring
live animals. This fifty minute presentation is aligned with Maryland
Common Core State Standards. Through interactive activities, students
investigate characteristics of habitats found throughout the world. By
observing live animals, students make connections with the adaptations
animals need to survive in their habitat.
Grade Level: 1–3
Fee: school year rate, $220 single, $190 back to back (additional travel
fee)
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MatheMagic Starring Bradley Fields______ 91
CONTACT:
Bradley Fields
5410 Connecticut Avenue, #318, Washington, D.C. 20015
Telephone: 202-364-8350
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.mathemagic.com
MatheMagic! Starring Bradley Fields
Math is amazing! Master magician, Bradley Fields, captivates the audience
with his famous magic illusions, then teaches the secrets behind some
startling math tricks. Kids gain a new fascination for the history, power,
and beauty of the language of math. Audience participation. (2 performers)
Grade Level: K–8
Fee: $1,200 single, $1,500 back to back
Max Bent_________________________________ 92
CONTACT:
Liz Galuardi
Young Audiences of Maryland
2600 N. Howard Street, Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 410-837-7577
Fax: 410-837-7579
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.yamd.org
Outside the Box: Beatboxing with Mr. Max
Max Bent entertains and engages through demonstrations of skill, musical
games, and the use of cutting edge audio technology. Students learn about
the elements of music through beatboxing, such as dynamics, duration,
and pitch, and are encouraged to join in the presentation.
Grade Level: K–8
Fee: $490 single, $985 back to back (mileage fee may apply)
Milkshake________________________________ 93
CONTACT:
Liz Galuardi
Young Audiences of Maryland
2600 N. Howard Street, Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 410-837-7577
Fax: 410-837-7579
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.yamd.org
Music With Milkshake
This interactive and inspiring performance encourages children to “be a part
of the band” and join in the music-making. Children participate through
body movement and voice. Every song encourages creative expression as
young children interpret different styles of music and respond to singing
games, which introduce beat, tempo, and rhythm.
Grade Level: Pre K-3
Fee: $730 single, $900 back to back (mileage fee may apply)
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2015–2016
MiMi Zannino____________________________ 94
Molly Moores_____________________________ 97
Liz Galuardi
Young Audiences of Maryland
2600 N. Howard Streer, Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 410-837-7579
Fax: 410-837-7579
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.yamd.org
Liz Galuardi
Young Audiences of Maryland
2600 N. Howard Street, Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 410-837-7577
Fax: 410-837-7579
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.yamd.org
CONTACT:
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Time-Travel with Emily Dickinson
Miss Molly’s Midsummer Night’s Dream
Grade Level: 6–12
Fee: $490 single, $630 back to back
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $435 single, $555 back to back (includes travel)
Grasp a deeper understanding of the poetry, historical importance, and
biography of the world-revered poet, Emily Dickinson, through MiMi’s
solo monologue. Explore the themes and writing techniques that make
her work universally valued. Students can ask MiMi questions about
research, process, and performance.
Mims, Debra*_____________________________ 95
CONTACT:
Liz Galuardi
Young Audiences of Maryland
2600 N. Howard Street, Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 410-837-7577
Fax: 410-837-7579
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.yamd.org
Actress Molly Moores delivers a wild story full of magic spells, fairies and
mistaken loves. The actress tells the crazy, funny story of Midsummer:
of rebellious lovers, arguing fairies and nighttime pranks in the woods.
Students are incorporated into the storytelling, silently portraying the
roles as they are directed.
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Monumental Brass Quintet*______________ 98
CONTACT:
Patrick Whithead
8913 Washington Street, Savage, MD 20763
Telephone: 301-322-4582
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.monumentalbrass.org
Textures and Brass
Grandma’s Cautionary Tales
Fast-paced and audience interactive, this program introduces students
to the brass family, basic principals of tone production, and instrument
construction. A large portion deals with teaching/demonstrating listening
skills with melody alone, melody with accompaniment, and melody
accompanying melody. Program culminates with a TV game show “Guess
the Real Composer!”
Grade Level: 1–8
Fee: $435 single, $575 back to back (including mileage)
Grade Level: K–6
Fee: $750 single, $795 back to back
Becoming her grandmother, Sally Kathryn Mims, Debra tells students
stories her grandmother once told her. Stories are an entertaining mix
of ghost, folk and “cautionary” tales found in African, African-American
and Caribbean literature. The program ends on a note of triumph that
informs the audience how to overcome a bad situation.
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Mind Over Magic Entertainment__________ 96
CONTACT:
Benjamin Corey Feinblum
341 White Ash Place, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Telephone: 888-781-7376
Office: 301-325-8227 (cell)
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.yourmagic.net
Benjamin and the Magic Backpack
The show begins, students open their backpacks and magic happens.
Magically, learning tools gain special powers. Students discover how
education, like magic, makes amazing things happen. They learn the value
of school and how education shapes their future. With new perspective,
education’s power is placed in their hands.
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $295 single, $395 back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Science is Beautiful Sound
This show teaches students how science and music are related. The
quintet illuminates the scientific principals of frequency, pitch, volume
and velocity in an interactive, fun musical format. They demonstrate the
relationship of rhythm in music and in nature. With student volunteers,
the musicians conduct several “experiments” exploring these topics.
Grade Level: 3–8
Fee: $750 single, $795 back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Mosaic*___________________________________ 99
CONTACT:
Cindy Rosenberg
7437 Marriottsville Road 2, Marriottsville, MD 21104
Telephone: 410-552-3411
E-mail: [email protected]
Arhythmatic
Mosaic uses music to kinesthetically reinforce mathematical concepts
through interactive exercises and performance. We highlight the musicmath connection, demonstrating how math influences the “feel” of a song.
Students perform equations to music and a musical story problem unfolds.
Grade Level: Pre K–2, 3–5
Fee: $450 single, $675 back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
2015–2016
Motion Mania Dance Theatre____________100
CONTACT:
Bonnie Slawson or Dawn Hessler
13097 Wisteria Drive, Germantown, MD 20874
Telephone: 301-515-8908
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.commotiondance.com
Jazz Dance-American History’s Living Window
Explore the evolution of fascinating jazz dance as a unique American
art form by tracing its roots in African American culture from the 18th
century to modern day. The five lively and spirited dances presented
highlight a particular cultural influence on modern jazz and introduce
students to the technique and passion of dance and choreography. Active
audience participation. (4–6 performers)
Grade Level: K–8
Fee: $400 single, $600 back to back
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New York City’s LMproject_______________103
CONTACT:
Alisa Claire, Artistic Director
77-12 35th Avenue, Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Telephone: 347-527-1681 or 703-731-6929
E-mail: [email protected]
Broadway Bound
Broadway Bound is a high energy, interactive, educational and entertaining
program that explores the many elements of a Broadway show, including
music, dance and the importance of collaboration. The performers are
all New York professionals, teaching movement, rhythm, musicality and
performance through Broadway’s most popular musicals.
Grade Level: Pre K–5
Fee: $1,200–$1,700 single, $1,200–$1,700 back to back
Prices may vary, depending on program specifics and the number of dancers
requested.
Broadway Bound: Stories from the Road
Mutts Gone Nuts!________________________101
CONTACT:
Joan Houghton
28610 Clarksburg Road, Damascus, MD 20872
Telephone: 301-253-2593 or 301-814-9770
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.muttsgonenuts.com
Practice Makes Perfect
Practice Makes Perfect is a motivational performance featuring Scott and
Joan Houghton and 7 of their K9 friends. They pull out all the stops,
using comedy, and amazing dog feats to encourage students to develop
the habit of practice & self-discipline that will enable them to achieve
excellence in their scholastic, musical and athletic endeavors. Show
includes ABC’s of Dog Safety.
Grade Level: K–6
Fee: 750 single, $995 back to back, $1,150 split day, $650 family night
(fundraiser pricing may be available)
New Moon Theater______________________102
CONTACT:
Julie Kurzava, Executive Director
5 Overhill Road, Catonsville, MD 21228
Telephone: 410-719-8603
Fax: 410-719-8604
E-mail: [email protected]
Leading Ladies: Women of Maryland
Students can relate as sixth grader Sarah stresses over another impossible
school project. Mom comes to the rescue as they rediscover stories of 12
influential women from Maryland who shaped American history. This fast
paced, high energy performance addresses the Maryland State Curriculum
4th grade social studies objectives in History and Government.
Grade Level: 3-8
Fee: $625 single, $825 back to back (includes travel)
*Maryland State Arts Council AiE funding may be available for MD schools.
Dancers tell the stories of their journey to Broadway, and becoming
professional performers, from beginning dance lessons through college,
auditions, tours and Broadway shows. As they tell their stories, they
perform numbers from shows, including Damn Yankees, In the Heights,
White Christmas, Spiderman, A Chorus Line and more. (If there is time
available, performers do a Q & A following the performance)
Grade Level: 6–12
Fee: $1,500–$2,000 single, $1,500–$2,000 back to back
Prices vary depending on program selections and number of dancers.
Nicolo Whimsey*________________________104
CONTACT:
Nick Newlin
16815 Milltown Landing Road, Brandywine, MD, 206138376
Telephone: 301-888-1281 (h), 301-775-7952 (c)
Fax: 301-579-6051
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.nicolowhimsey.com
Nicolo the Jester
Teaching Literacy and Tolerance Through Word Juggling Program
combines poetry and wordplay with music, comedy, juggling and audience
participation in an entertaining and educational act designed to stimulate
students’ interest in using words to communicate feelings and ideas.
Students help Nicolo write and memorize poems. The program also aims
to expose students to the notion of tolerance, kindness, cooperation,
compassion and respect for other people.
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $475 single, $600 back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
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Noa Baum Storytelling*__________________105
CONTACT:
Liz Galuardi
Young Audiences of Maryland
2600 N. Howard Street, Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 410-837-7577
Fax: 410-837-7579
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.yamd.org
Character Counts: Lessons from World Cultures
Mesmerizing voices, impeccable timing, and a warm authenticity are the
foundation of Noa Baum’s award winning style. She uses the matchless
magic of storytelling to confront bullying and intolerance. Stories from
diverse cultures and her own rich Jewish heritage, highlight our similarities,
celebrate our differences and encourage curiosity, understanding, and
acceptance.
Grade Level: Pre K–12 (tailored to specific ages; customized programs to support your curriculum available with advance notice)
Fee: $435 single, $600 back to back
Leap into Story Workshop/Residencies:
Students enjoy interactive discussions demonstrating how to tell a story.
Engaged learners work individually, and in pairs and groups as Noa guides
them to tell stories without memorization. Activities are designed to
motivate and inspire writing. Students learn presentation techniques, story
structure, plot development, listening and create positive group dynamics.
Grade Level: 3–12
Fee: contact Young Audiences for pricing and availability
Now This! _______________________________106
CONTACT:
Carol Nissenson
6950 Oregon Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20015
Telephone: 202-364-8292
Fax: 202-362-4289
E-mail: [email protected]
Now This! Kids!
Our interactive children’s theatre turns audience suggestions into songs,
scenes and musical folk tales and fairy tales. Schools may pick themes
and curriculum goals that address the following areas of study through
a variety of musical styles and genres: Language Arts, Social Sciences,
Natural Sciences.
Grade Level: Pre K–8
Fee: $600 single, $950 back to back
Nritya*__________________________________107
CONTACT:
Liz Galuardi
Young Audiences of Maryland
2600 N. Howard Street, Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 410-837-7577
Fax: 410-837-7579
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.yamd.org
Rhythms of India
The program features the performance of a classical Indian dance,
Bharatanatyam. The legends and folktales of India are explored through
dance. Significance of rhythm and mime, expressions and feelings in life
through dance is emphasized. The intricacies of choreography and the
unique nature of the dance style are showcased.
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $605 single, $725 back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
2015–2016
Nubian Theatre, Dance & Music
Company________________________________108
CONTACT:
Nana Malaya
P.O. Box 77562, Washington, D.C. 20013
Telephone: 202-276-8239
E-mail: [email protected]
Your Body as an Instrument
Lively performances of Historical Tales through Dance, Music & Song!
Phenominal Storyteller that guides you on a Journey of Africa and beyond!
Educational and Inspirational for All!
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $550 single, $900 back to back
A Song, A Story, A Dance!
An adventure into the cultures of the African Continent through Oral
Traditions like; storytelling, songs, music and dance! This lively performance
also provides interactive opportunities for the audience: call and response,
playing instruments and learning a dance.
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $550 single, $900 back to back
Odyssey Opera Theatre__________________109
CONTACT:
Mary Gresock
1340 Windmill Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20905
Telephone: 301-879-2069
E-mail: [email protected]
Once Upon an Opera
This delightful, highly interactive program shows students how exciting
it can be to “tell” a story through this unique art form. Students will
discover that opera is actually a combination of many art forms. The
program culminates as the entire audience uses their voices/bodies to
create a mini-opera version of either Hansel & Gretel ,Cinderella, The
Barber of Seville, or The Magic Flute.
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $500 single, $790 back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
On The Ball, Spinny______________________110
CONTACT:
Spencer Johnson
6405 Manor View Drive, Laytonsville, MD 20882
Telephone: 301-977-1553
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.spinnyjohnson.com
On the Ball
This dynamic program features fun and amazing basketball skills while
teaching the importance of respect, education, health and anti-bullying.
Using audience participation, Spinny persuades the students to believe in
themselves and to embrace positive thinking. This former professional’s
ambitions are to perform for students and encourage them to say “Yes
To Education.”
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $500 single, $700 back to back
Grade Level: 6-8
Fee: $550 single, $800 back to back
2015–2016
Owen, Ray_______________________________111
CONTACT:
Ray Owen
P.O. Box 3012, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Telephone: 717-334-8631
Website: www.rayowenmusic.com
Hats Off To America
“Hats Off To America”, an interactive American Odyssey presented by
Grammy nominated Ray Owen, travels down through the music and
social studies curriculum on an award winning multicultural musical
journey through history that embraces songs, stories, humor, history,
cultural diversity and theatre. Bullying and character education themes
may be added. Many other interactive programs available.
Grade Level: Pre K–8
Fee: $450 single, $650 back to back (fee includes all traveling and production expenses)
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Polisar, Barry Louis*_____________________114
CONTACT:
Barry Louis Polisar
3605 Dustin Road, Burtonsville, MD 20866
Telephone: 301-384-9207
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.barrylou.com
Songs, Poems & Books: A Visit with the Author
Barry Louis Polisar has been entertaining children and educators since
1975 in concerts and author visits in schools and libraries throughout
the United States. His program stresses how books, poems and music can
relate to a child’s experience and is designed to inspire children to read
and write. Barry is a four-time Parent’s Choice Award winner as well as a
winner of the Maryland Library Association’s award in recognition of his
“ability to communicate with and excite children to read.” (1 performer)
Grade Level: K–5, 6–8, 9–12
Fee: $500 single, back to back also available
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Pam the Kindersinger___________________112
CONTACT:
Pam Minor
3529 Hess Road, Monkton, MD 21111
Telephone: 410-771-4774
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: pamthekindersinger.com
Fun with Pam the Kindersinger and Rascal
This Interactive program starts with Pam’s greeting song and has the
children dancing, singing and laughing with her and her chipmunk
puppet Rascal. They enjoy both her original songs and familiar ones,
while the program emphasizes the current season. This show engages
everyone and is a real delight.
Grade Level: Pre K–2
Fee: $325 single, $475 back to back
Go Green With Pam and Rascal
This “green” program will be sure to kick start or highlight a school’s
environmental awareness through singing, dancing and puppetry. It
addresses recycling, renewable energy, creating a habitat, gardening and
caring for our earth.
Grade Level: Pre K–5
Fee: $325 single, $475 back to back
Prismatic Magic Laser Assemblies_______115
CONTACT:
Christopher Volpe, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 11678, Fort Worth, TX 76110
Telephone: 1-866-952-7376
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.prismaticmagic.com
Laser Team Anti-Bullying Assembly
Laser Team is an exciting anti-bullying program that combines interactive
teambuilding exercises, positively themed popular music, and dazzling
lasers to promote teamwork. Students learn why engaging In bullying
and cyberbullying, or simply standing by when someone else is being
bullied, is wrong and how it undermines the team to everyone’s detriment.
Grade Level: Pre K–8
Fee: $745 single, $945 back to back
Science Laser Spectacular
Treat your students to the Science Spectacular, an unforgettable science
assembly that delves into the mysteries of light, color, and lasers.
Culminating In an exciting laser light show, the Science Spectacular is
guaranteed to leave students wanting to learn more about this fascinating
scientific area that is transforming our world.
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $895 single, $1,095 back to back
Passport Kidz!___________________________113
CONTACT:
Alexandra Afari
23160 Robin Song Drive, Clarksburg, MD 20871
Telephone: 301-859-0642
E-mail: [email protected]
“Let’s Explore Ghana: Shake,
Twirl, Move” (workshop)
Let’s journey to Ghana, West Africa as we hear the captivating sounds
and discover the interesting handmade instruments from Ghana. Mini
composers will create their own exciting music using hand carved drums,
bells, and shakers. We’ll learn about how these instruments are made.
Then, we will create our own individual musical shakers and dance to
our own tunes!
Grade Level: Pre K–5
Fee: $375 single, $740 back to back
Puppet Dance Productions*______________116
CONTACT:
Shirley Johannesen Levine
Puppet Dance Productions
5546 Phelps Luck Drive, Columbia, MD 21045
Telephone: 410-730-6726
E-mail: [email protected]
Website available on request
Colorful Characters Come Alive
with Puppets and Poems
In a unique interactive theatrical format, puppets bring poetry to life with
imagination, mime, music, and lots of audience participation. Puppets
range from fingersize mice and lifesize muppets to a seven and a half foot
dragon and a rod puppet African American to tell of Harriet Tubman.
The Pre-K version lets students meet puppets in an intimate setting.
Grade Level: Different versions Pre-K (to 30), K–3, 3–6 (to 200),
6–12 (to 90).
Fee: Pre-K (to 30) $200
Small groups: K–3 (to 60) & 6–12 (to 90) $250, each adtl $150
Large groups: K–5 (to 200) $350, each adtl $200
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools
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Goldilocks and Bears, Bears, Bears!
Small group language arts enrichment puppet storytelling using word
play and fantasy to set the scene in the forest and stage “Goldilocks”.
Props and small muppet-like puppets are operated in front of the stage,
not behind it. Everyone shares in the action and fun.
Grade Level: Pre K–3
Fee: Pre-K (to 30) $200
Small groups: K–3 (to 60) & 6–12 (to 90) $250, each adtl $150
Large groups: K–5 (to 200) $350, each adtl $200
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools
Puppets, Poems, and Peter Rabbit
This delightfully staged onewoman show has simple but unusual junk
puppets that prance and dance behind the blackdraped stage, setting the
mood for makebelieve. Then the story of “Peter Rabbit” comes alive with
charming hand and rod puppets, music, and lots of excitement. Finally,
puppets are demonstrated and poems brought to life in front of the stage
with audience participation and a variety of puppets.
Grade Level: Pre K–6
Fee: Pre-K (to 30) $200
Small groups: K–3 (to 60) & 6–12 (to 90) $250, each adtl $150
Large groups: K–5 (to 200) $350, each adtl $200
Bringing Puppets to Life & into the Classroom
“HandsOn” workshops use puppets within the curriculum areas and
easy staging with the overhead projector. Puppet-making not necessary
as sample puppets available. Ms. Levine is a 2008 graduate of TAI, the
Maryland Teaching Institute with a Post-Baccalaureate certificate and
training in integrating the arts into the curriculum using the Maryland
Voluntary Standards and lesson plans developed jointly with teachers.
Grade Level: K–12, teachers
Fee: $60–$250. AiE rate ($60) available when booked with
performances.
Extended Artist’s Residencies available.
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
2015–2016
Raptors Up Close________________________118
CONTACT:
Jason Caldwell
183 Hawkeye Lane, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Telephone: 304-258-0148
Fax: 304-258-0475
Website: www.raptorsupclose.com
Raptors Up Close Demonstration
with Birds of Prey, LLC
Raptors Up Close is an organization dedicated to educating the public
about the fascinating world of raptors. Our program is designed for all ages
to educate and teach conservation through an entertaining demonstration
with live birds of prey. This program teaches about raptor biology, species,
habitat, falconry, and raptors relationship to man.
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $550 single, $825 back to back
RC Dance Discovery______________________119
CONTACT:
Class Acts Arts
700 Roeder Road, First Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-588-7525
Fax: 301-588-1618
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.classactsarts.org
Stories to Stage
Three dancers perform an engaging and relevant version of “Where
the Wild Things Are”. Student participation is an integral part of this
performance. Costumes, props and instruments enhance the overall
learning experience. Residencies and workshops are available as follow
up to the performance.
Grade Level: Pre K–2
Fee: $640 single, $740 back to back
Quest*___________________________________117
CONTACT:
Liz Galuardi
Young Audiences of Maryland
2600 N. Howard Street, Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 410-837-7577
Fax: 410-837-7579
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.yamd.org
Road Signs
Road Signs features a cast of talented deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing
performers. The show is an entertaining mixture of story theatre, sign
mime, A-B-C stories, poetry, songs performed in American Sign Language,
and dance.
Grade Level: Pre K–8
Fee: $605 single, $880 back to back (includes travel)
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
An American Folk Dance Journey
Two dancers perform three dances from the British Isles. Then students
come to the stage to dance an English Country Dance and a Maypole
Dance. The dancers introduce African Highlife dance and then perform
the Charleston and the Cakewalk.
Grade Level: Pre K–8
Fee: $635 single, $735 back to back (includes travel fee)
*Maryland State Arts Council–(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools
A Folkdance Journey Around the World
Journey to six different continents and explore what makes dances unique
to different people. This performance involves student participation,
geography connections and related dance traditions around the globe.
A wonderful kick off assembly for a school’s International Fair, Cultural
Diversity Day or Geography Bee competition. Workshops provide
additional folkdance instruction.
Grade Level: Pre K–8
Fee: $635 single, $735 back to back (includes travel fee)
*Maryland State Arts Council-(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools
2015–2016
Reichgott, Seth__________________________120
CONTACT:
Liz Galuardi
Young Audiences of Maryland
2600 N. Howard Street, Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 410-837-7577
Fax: 410-837-7579
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.yamd.org
Chariot of the Sun
Using poetry, masks, mime, and skillful audience participation, actor
Seth Reichgott brings heroes, gods, and monsters of Greek mythology to
life! This fun and interactive presentation includes the myth of Phaethon
and his chariot, Pandora and her mysterious box, and the exciting tale
of Odysseus and Cyclops.
Grade Level: 3–8
Fee: $608 single, $778 back to back (includes mileage)
Reptile Wonders—The Nature Center
on the Go_______________________________121
CONTACT:
Brian S. Kristal
2242 Snydersburg Road, Westminster, MD 21157
Telephone: 410-374-0336
E-mail: [email protected]
Reptiles of the World
Join us as we do a hands-on, interactive, interpretive presentation with
10–13 exotic species of reptiles. We bring everything from baby turtles
to giant tortoises, monitor lizards, to large Burmese pythons. We discuss
their skin coverings, habitat, environment, and predator/prey relationships.
Federally compliant to bring large pythons to your school.
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $375 single, $700 back to back, $850 three In a day
Reptile World, Inc._______________________122
CONTACT:
Reptile World
P.O. Box 1099, Bowie, MD 20718
Telephone: 301-464-5600
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: reptileworld.org
Reptile World with Michael or Bruce Shwedick
Since 1970 Michael Shwedick has introduced America to the fascinating
world of reptiles. One of America’s first and leading wildlife educators,
Michael has presented more than 10,000 programs for young audiences
and has been featured in National Geographic WORLD magazine for
his work with children and reptiles!
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $675 single, $895 back to back
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Reptiles Alive! L.L.C._____________________123
CONTACT:
Caroline Seitz
3450 Reedy Drive, Annandale, VA 22003
Telephone: 703–560-0257
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.reptilesalive.com
Reptiles Alive!
Discover the secret life of reptiles during this wildly exciting and educational
live animal show. Beautiful and exotic live reptiles combined with a
dramatic and enthusiastic wildlife educator will capture the attention
and imagination of audiences while introducing them to important
biological and environmental topics. Animals from different continents
and habitats will be featured including, colorful snakes, exotic lizards,
terrific turtles and other amazing animals.
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $395 single, $690 back to back
ReVISION dance company________________124
CONTACT:
Sarah Kramer
Dance Place
3225 8th Street,NE, Washington, D.C. 20017
Telephone: 202-269-1600
Fax: 202-249-7727
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.danceplace.org
Dance Into Life
Revision dance company’s educational and interactive modern dance
performance focuses on humanitarian themes such as self-development,
community awareness, sharing resources and global consciousness. The
dancers engage, entertain and inspire audiences with movement exploration,
dialogue, rhythmic games, gestures and dance; encouraging participation
which enhances comprehension and communication skills.
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $650 single, $1,000 back to back. Some foundation matching funds
are available.
Washington Performing Arts (WPA) Funding available for Title I Schools.
The Rope Warrior, Inc.___________________125
CONTACT:
David Fisher
15078 Bainbridge CT, Westfield, IN 46074
Telephone: 312-944-5063
E-mail: [email protected]
ROPENASTICS: Rope Jumping In a New Dimension
ROPENASTICS is a combination of rope jumping, rhythmic gymnastics,
dance and martial arts. This visually entertaining and interactive program
also covers an explanation of the benefits of aerobic activities, a look at
equipment and safety, and with help from audience members, demonstrates
teamwork and cooperation.
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $650 single, $1,000 back to back
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Ross, Arianna*___________________________126
CONTACT:
Liz Galuardi
Young Audiences of Maryland
2600 N. Howard Street, Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 410-837-7577
Fax: 410-837-7579
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.yamd.org
Immigrant Quilt
2015–2016
Shizumi*_________________________________128
CONTACT:
Class Acts Arts
700 Roeder Road, First Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-588-7525
Fax: 301-588-1618
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.classactsarts.org
Exploring the Arts of Japan
Many people came to the United States by choice and others were forced
to come bringing with them only their stories. Through story, dance, and
music celebrate their journey to and survival in the United States. Travel
back in time to hear historical stories from the 1600’s to present day.
Shizumi Shigeto Manale presents the grace, strength and humor of 1600
years of Japanese arts and culture. Trained in dance, drama, modern
ballet, the art of the kimono, Samurai swordmanship, calligraphy, masks,
Haiku, the language of fans, origami and traditional tea ceremony. She
does performances, workshops/residencies in these and more.
Grade Level: K -12
Fee: $415 single (includes travel), $600 back to back (includes travel)
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $585 single, $760 back to back (Includes travel fee)
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
The Fastest Plane: Around the
World in 45 minutes
Arianna Ross will take your students around the world in 45 minutes
through this multi-lingual program. We might dance through the streets
of America, Russia, Mexico, Indonesia, Brazil, or India. Discover the
similarities and differences in geography, culture, history, and language
between diverse countries. Students will want to read more tales and
tell more stories.
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $415 single (includes travel), $600 back to back (includes travel)
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Shih Enterprises, Inc.____________________127
CONTACT:
Patricia Shih
P.O. Box 1554, Huntington, NY 11743
Telephone: 631–549-2332
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.patriciashih.com
Big Ideas!
Award winning singer-songwriter presents 16 different concerts and
3 workshops. Themes include: Bullies, Character, Multiculturalism,
The Environment, Literacy, and more. Total audience participation.
Workshops–China, songwriting, music career coaching. Patricia was a
pioneer In arts-in-education and has been one of the top-booked acts in
the US for 29 years. (2–3 performers)
Grade Level: Pre K–6
Fee: Tour fees (multipleday block bookings) range from $525–$1,075
per concert, depending on the number of concerts per day and the
number of musicians booked.
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Skher Brown and the Dancing Warriors_ 129
CONTACT:
Liz Galuardi
Young Audiences of Maryland
2600 N. Howard Street, Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 410- 837- 7577
Fax: 410- 837-7579
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.yamd.org
Dancing Warriors: An AfricanBrazilian Cultural Tradition
Explore how the dance-fight art form of Capoeira Angola journeyed
across the Atlantic Ocean, from its origins in Central Africa to the shores
of South America. Students will experience Social Studies through a
visual folktale show of spins, kicks, flips, and live music. This assembly
features life lessons for youth, audience participation, and a finale with
student performers.
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $720 single, $940 back to back (mileage fees may apply)
SKYZ THE LIMIT_________________________130
CONTACT:
John Dadzie
34045 Hofwyl Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
Telephone: 302-344-9249
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.jdadzies.wix.com
The Magic Show
The show is approximately 30-40 minutes consisting of comedy basketball
tricks, music, dribbling and showmanship. It involves student and teacher
participation and a lot of fun for both. Following the show, John gives
an educational message that equips students with the necessary tools to
achieve any dream.
Grade Level: Pre K–8
Fee: $650 single, $850 back to back
2015–2016
Smithsonian Associates
Discovery Theater on Tour_______________131
CONTACT:
Class Acts Arts
700 Roeder Road, First Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-588-7525
Fax: 301-588-1618
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.classactsarts.org
Fabulas Fairytales
Playing “pretand” as characters in stories encourages sequencing, verbal
skills, math, and problem solving, plus they’re fun in any language!
The Tools of Discovery Ensemble reimagines 3 classic fairy tales in 2
languages–English and Spanish: Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Three Little
Pigs and Goldilocks and The Three Bears.
Grade Level: Pre K–2
Fee: $650 single, $850 back to back
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Snowday*_______________________________132
CONTACT:
Class Acts Arts
700 Roeder Road, First Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-588-7525
Fax: 301-588-1618
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.classactsarts.org
Extraordinary A Cappella
Snowday brings the pop culture phenomenon of a cappella singing to life
with stunning harmonies and high energy, paired with engaging lessons
in structure, theory, and rhythm. Their shows trace contemporary singing
back to its roots and demonstrate traditional and modern a cappella music
from around the world.
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $865 single, $1,015 back to back (includes travel fee)
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Tigers, Dragons and Other Wise Tales
The Tiger, the Thief, and the Dried Persimmon (Korea) puts a new spin
on mistaken identity. The Boy and the Fly (Vietnam) is a silly romp with
a lesson. The Wise Mole (Japan) updates an ancient love story. The mythic
Four Dragon Rivers of China features beautiful flying dragon puppets.
Grade Level: Pre K–5
Fee: $725 single (including travel), $925 back to back (including travel)
How Old is a Hero? A Children’s Civil
Rights Play (not touring 2015-2016)
Segregation, activism and civil rights history events are explained through
dramatic portrayal of the lives of Ernest Green (of the Little Rock Nine),
Claudette Colvin (of the Montgomery Bus Boycott), and Ruby Bridges
(of School Desegregation). These courageous young people proved that
you are never too young to make a difference.
Grade Level: Pre K–8
Fee: $725 single, $925 back to back (Includes travel fee)
Lions of Industry, Mothers of Invention
(not touring 2015-2016)
Learn about the giants of African American business and innovation. Meet
Madame CJ Walker, hair care entrepreneur, agricultural chemist, George
Washington Carver and George Crum, the inventor of the potato chip.
Host Booker T. Washington, mixed media and audience participation
bring to life these champions of the American dream.
Grade Level: K–8
Fee: $725 single, $925 back to back (includes travel fee)
Black Diamond (not touring 2015-2016)
Barnstorm across America with Satchel Paige, athlete and philosopher,
in this hit about baseball’s Negro League. Feel the spirit and passion of
baseball and the struggle of civil rights through baseball greats
Fleet Walker, Andrew “Rube” Foster- the “father of black baseball,”
Jackie Robinson, and Spitfire Josh Gibson.
Grade Level: K–8
Fee: $725 single, $925 back to back (includes travel)
African Roots, Latino Soul (not
touring 2015-2016)
Using music, poetry and drama, this play explores American-Latino bicultural identity and how young people find creative ways to integrate and
express both of those cultures. Latino, Black and proud—it’s an insight into
the challenges-and triumphs-experienced by today’s multicultural youth.
Grade Level: 3–8
Fee: $725 single, $925 back to back (includes travel)
Spelman, Jon*___________________________133
CONTACT:
Liz Galuardi
Young Audiences of Maryland
2600 N. Howard Street, Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 410-837-7577
Fax: 410-837-7579
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.yamd.org
Tall Tales
Jon Spelman portrays Yancey Register, a gregarious yarn-spinner and
“natural born folk–lorist and imagination-stretcher”. Jon’s character
Yancey is a “rural raconteur” or “talkin’ teller” who spins tall tales, folktales,
learning stories, and good old country yarns, recreating the wise culture
of North American oral tradition. Before leaving, Yancey always answers
students’ questions and talks about the importance of “exercising your
imagination, taking it out for a walk.”
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $510 single, $595 back to back (includes travel)
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Spiegel, Marc____________________________134
CONTACT:
Marc Spiegel
3902 Northampton Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20015
Telephone: 202-686-7691
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.marcspiegel.com, www.einsteinshow.com
Marc Spiegel, Storyteller Extraordinaire
Marc Spiegel dramatically performs his original stories, in verse, song,
and narrative prose. Mr. Spiegel explains how he began to write and how
story ideas are developed, and offers students guidelines to assist their own
creative efforts. All programs are age appropriate and involve substantial
audience participation. (1 performer)
Grade Level: Pre K–6
Fee: $425 single, $575 back to back
Einstein Alive!
Marc Spiegel brings Einstein to life. Using song, humor and audience
participation, Einstein talks about his life and explains what “physics” Is
and what “relative” really means. Marc has performed his award winning
Einstein from the Arctic Ocean to the Everglades. There is an Einstein
Alive! program for all ages! (1 performer)
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $625 single, $775 back to back
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Ssuuna__________________________________135
CONTACT:
Liz Galuardi
Young Audiences of Maryland
2600 N. Howard Street, Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 410-837-7577
Fax: 410-837-7579
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.yamd.org
2015–2016
Stockdale, Susan________________________138
CONTACT:
Susan Stockdale
Children’s Book Author & Illustrator
3506 Raymond Street, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Telephone: 301-654-0292
Fax: 301-654-0292 (call first)
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.susanstockdale.com
Mujje: Come Together
Creating Picture Books for Young Explorers
Grade Level: PreK–12
Fee: $615 single (Including mileage), $770 back to back (including
mileage)
(Available for Residencies: please contact Young Audiences for
pricing and availability)i
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $700 single, $850 back to back
Ssuuna opens a window on African culture through dance, music, and
storytelling. He weaves stories with dance and music from his native Uganda
played on authentic African instruments. Learn how the Amagunju dance
evolved as a way to soothe an infant king (the traditional equivalent of
today’s iPOD) and how traditional values like respect and gratitude are
passed on through song and story.
*Maryland State Arts Council–(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools
Award-winning author /illustrator Susan Stockdale demonstrates how
she celebrates nature in her nonfiction picture books through careful
research with scientists, manuscript drafts, sketches and final illustrations.
Students learn every step of her bookmaking process and amazing facts
about animals. Her program seamlessly integrates language arts, visual
arts, science, and geography.
StudentReach___________________________139
CONTACT:
Step Afrika!
High Energy Percussive Dances__________136
CONTACT:
Class Acts Arts
700 Roeder Road, First Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-588-7525
Fax: 301-588-1618
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.classactsarts.org
Step Afrika! High Energy Percussive Dances
Step Afrika celebrates stepping, a uniquely American dance style created
by African-American college students. They dazzle with astounding kicks,
jumps, stomps, and vocals. Highlighting stepping’s deep ties to academic
achievement, the energetic five-member ensemble of college graduates
mixes the power of stepping with lessons of teamwork and commitment.
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $1025 single, $1,350 back to back (includes travel fee)
Washington Performing Arts (WPA)—Funding available for Title I Schools.
Stevenson, Kate Campbell*______________137
CONTACT:
Kate Campbell Stevenson
12122 David Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20904
Telephone: 301-622-1588–301-442-0757 ©
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.KateCampbellStevenson.com
Women: Back to the Future /STEM (Science,
Technology, Engineering and Math)
Kate Campbell Stevenson’s dynamic “leadership theatre” program brings
to life a diverse group of historical women role models. Through song,
monologue, poetry and sign language, audiences experience each woman’s
dreams, struggles and victories. Ties directly into school curriculum:
women’s history, biography, research, creative writing, environmental,
career, character ed., problem solving.
Grade Level: K–2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Fee: $550 single, $750 back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Jeffrey Devoll
5449 East Levee Road, Sacramento, CA 95835
Telephone: 707-310-2665
Fax: 866-412-7198
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www,studentreach.org
CONNECT 3D School Assembly
CONNECT 3D is an assembly that creates community and civility
among students at your school. You’ve never seen anything quite like
this. StudentReach uses multiple speakers, 3D media, and interactivity
to bring a message that brings real change. Over 1,000,000 students from
40 states and 40 countries have experienced StudentReach assemblies.
Grade Level: 6-12
Fee: $1,000*single, $1,400 back to back (plus travel)*
Sudha Bhagwat, Indian
Culture & Classical Dance*_______________140
CONTACT:
Sudha Bhagwat
5155 Plum Point Road, Huntingtown, MD 20639
Telephone: 410-535-4998
E-mail: [email protected]
India: Its Culture, Costumes and Classical Dance
Discover the mystery and majesty of India through the textured music
of the sitar, India’s gesture language, varied costumes and mesmerizing
percussive Kathak Dance. Students learn to wear a Sari and participate
in 5000 years of Indian culture by participating in interpretive dances
based on rich Indian mythology and literature.
Grade Level: K–8
Fee: $300 single, $500 back to back
2015–2016
Suzanne Herbert-Forton_________________141
CONTACT:
Suzanne Herbert-Forton
301 Stonewall Road, Catonsville, MD 21228
Telephone: 410-747-1706
E-mail: [email protected]
Visual Arts workshops and Residencies in
Ceramics, Embroidery, Mixed Media
Artist will consult with teachers to design an arts integrated workshop
or residency project in embroidery, ceramics or mixed media aligned
with curriculum standards. Artist will guide students in the creation of
embroideries, ceramic relief sculptures, or mosaics. These artworks can
be individual works or be incorporated into an installation.
Performing Arts Catalogue
The John Taylor Movement
Experience (workshop)
This program is designed to teach students basic concepts of dance.
Rhythmphrasing and fine motor skills with emphasis on posture, balance
and control. Students will learn how movement can be used as an important
tool for communication. A student and teacher participation workshop.
Grade Level: 4–8
Fee: $450 single, $550 back to back. Extended residency available
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Thirst ‘n’ Howl Musical Productions_____144
CONTACT:
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $180 per day for a three session day or $0. per session plus the cost
of materials. Mileage may be applicable for work outside the Baltimore Metropolitan area. Workshop fees are negotiable.
Debi Wynn
8 Asgard Court, Baltimore, MD 21234
Telephone: 410-583-0270
E-mail: [email protected]
YouTube previews on our Thirst ‘n ‘Howl Musical Productions YouTube
channel
Synetic Theater:
Pantomime for Youth*___________________142
Right Place, Right Time, Wright Brothers
CONTACT:
Liz Galuardi
Young Audiences of Maryland
2600 N. Howard Street, Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 410-837-7577
Fax: 410-837-7579
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.yamd.org
The Music Box
The Music Box is a collection of physical comedy and pantomime short
stories set to music one may find in a music box. A wonderful ‘Charlie
Chaplin-like’ introduction to pantomime, The Music Box introduces
students to the entrancing storytelling that can be created in pantomime.
Grade Level: K–8
Fee: $715 single, $875 back to back
Available for Residencies: Please contact Young Audiences for
pricing and availability
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Taylor, John*_____________________________143
CONTACT:
John Taylor
6254 Soft Shade Way, Columbia, MD 21045
Telephone: 410-730-7419 / 443–570-7227 (cell)
E-mail: [email protected]
Kindercise: A Moving and Chanting
Approach to Learning
The Kindercise program introduces rhythms, movement and chanting
activities and teaching strategies which aid in presenting and reinforcing
designated skills and concepts, while fostering a joy for learning.
Grade Level:
Kindercise Program includes the following:
Kindercise core program & Get Loose With Mother Goose Pre K–2
The Black Hall of Fame 3–8
Say No! to Drugs 3–8
Peace in the Hood 3–8
Fee: $450 single, $550 back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Students discover the story of teamwork and determination behind the
invention of the powerful flight aircraft in this interactive science of
flight musical with Wilbur and Orville Wright and their sister Katherine.
Excellent support for STEM and history. Accompanying workshops are
available. Preview on YouTube at TnHMusicalEd.
Grade Level: 1–12
Fee: $500 single, $850 back to back
Rosie
World War II history comes to life with this musical saluting the 1940’s
pioneering women who served as soldiers without guns on the home front
when men went to war. Students will discover the challenges of women
working in a man’s job, rationing, the housing shortage and Maryland
wartime industries.
Grade Level: 6–12
Fee: $650 single, $950 back to back
Thomason, Dovie*_______________________145
CONTACT:
Class Acts Arts
700 Roeder Road, First Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-588-7525
Fax: 301-588-1618
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.classactsarts.org
Native Voices
Dovie’s oral tradition of Plains Indians culture is infused with strong
roots of traditional native values: respect, self-control, responsibility and
harmony. She Inspires delight in the spoken word with her astonishing
wit, vocal transformation, and facial expression, plus decades of arts in
education experience. Native stories link to science, too.
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $700 single, $900 back to back (includes travel fee)
Performing Arts Catalogue
Tim Gregory (formerly Nada Brahma
Productions)____________________________146
CONTACT:
Class Acts Arts
700 Roeder Rd, First Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-588-7525
Fax:: 301-588-1618
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.classactsarts.org
The Steam of World Music
Join Tim and Hoppy on an exciting global journey as they explore the
vital role that music plays in ethnic traditions around the globe. This
STEAM-based program showcases the science of sound of a variety of
unique instruments as well as the technology and engineering behind them.
Grade Level: Pre K–6
Fee: $660 single, $810 back to back
The World Music Concert
Tim Gregory’s musicians share their original world music compositions
and songs from the cultures that have served as their inspiration in this
concert style assembly. A celebration of diversity, this assembly offers a
wonderful foundation for cross-cultural learning. (3 performers)
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $815 single, $965 back to back (trio) (Including travel), $660 single,
$810 back to back (Including travel for duo) (duo, K–5 only)
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Tony M Music____________________________147
CONTACT:
Amber Foster
Vice President of Last Call Entertainment
2201 Cooperative Way, Suite 600, Herndon, VA 20171
Telephone: 703-469-2222 or 703-380-6836 ©
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax: 703-469-2221
Website: www.tonymmusic.com
Put Something Good in the World
The Program, incorporates, music, call and response, and storytelling.
At the same time, promoting self esteem, positive character, and antibullying and incorporating components for all styles of learning, visual,
auditory and kinesthetic. .Students explore 3 ways to make the world a
better place; love yourself, show love to others, and put something good
in the world.
Grade Level: K–8
Fee: $500 single, $650 back to back
Tracey Eldridge and Company___________148
CONTACT:
Tracey Eldridge
1406-A Alexis Drive, Joppa, MD 20185
Telephone: 410-340-0492
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.traceyeldridge.com
Grace and Fire: A Celebration of World
Cultures thrugh Music and Dance
Tracey Eldridge and Company takes audiences on a journey around the
world to explore music and dance of cultures on six continents. With a
map for navigation, music played on authentic instruments, and exquisitely
performed traditional dances, this talented trio examines how and why
different cultures make music and dance.
Grade Level: Pre K–8
Fee: $600 single, $750 back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council–(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools
2015–2016
One Nation, Many Cultures:
The Great American Music Tree
Celebrate America’s multi-ethnic culture. This highly interactive program
explores music and dance as vital reflections of America’s history and
populace. Tracey & Company trace contemporary art forms to European,
African, and Asian origins, highlighting the convergence of cultures that
engenders our “Great American Music Tree”.
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $500 single, $675 back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council -(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Toby Towson/Alphabet Dancer__________149
CONTACT:
Toby Towson
7611 Steer Ct., Boonsboro, MD 21713
Telephone: 301-943-4144
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.alphabetdancer.com
Alphabet Dancer
The Alphabet Dancer teaches children about breath, posture, rhythm,
and fexibility with song, dance, and acrobatics. Mr. Towson, a former
national champion gymnast, was the original Barkley the Muppet dog
on Sesame Street and forms all 26 letters of the alphabet with his body.
Grade Level: Pre K–3
Fee: $350 single
Trainor, Sue*____________________________150
CONTACT:
Liz Galuardi
Young Audiences of Maryland
2600 N. Howard Street, Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 410-837-7577
Fax: 410-837-7579
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.yamd.org
Writing Songs to Learn
Assemblies: Original and collected songs demonstrate how beat, melody
and lyrics work together to communicate ideas and feelings. Students
join demonstrations of brainstorming, using 5W questions to develop
a lyric, and melody creation. Residences: Pre-writing, poetic/musical
tools of expression, and assessment are emphasized. E-mail for detailed
curriculum plan. TAI certificate.
Grade Level: Assembly, K–5; Residency 2–5 (the program can be
adapted for older and younger students.)
Fee: Assembly: $508 single (Including mileage), $830 back to back
(including mileage)
Available for Residencies: Please contact Young Audiences for
pricing and availability
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
2015–2016
Hal Trapkin Presentations*______________151
CONTACT:
Hal Trapkin Presentations
Box 224, Lanham, MD 20703-0224
Telephone: 301-577-1956 or 800-577-8088
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: usahal.com
Percussion Discussion
WJLA-TV says of “Percussion Discussion,” “You can’t beat it!” From
oldfolks’ homes down to early childhood learning centers, this is one
of the best cultural arts shows in the business presenting percussion
instruments in a most entertaining way. (1 performer)
Grade Level: K–8
Fee: $495 single, $595 back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
H.O.T.M.I.N.U.S.—A History Of Teenage
Music in the United States
This rousing multimedia presentation energetically dramatizes the evolution
of teenage music in the United States from ragtime to present time. The
finale titled Retrorock, presents teenage music since 1955, featuring over
100 slides, live drumming, and eight costume changes. (1 performer)
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $495 single, $595 back to back
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Uncle Devin _____________________________152
Performing Arts Catalogue
Unified Jazz Ensemble*__________________154
CONTACT:
Class Acts Arts
700 Roeder Road, First Floor, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 301-588-7525
Fax: 301-588-1618
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.classactsarts.org
The American Dixieland Heritage
Trace the roots of Dixieland music from marching bands with African
and European influence to ragtime music in American cities in the early
20th century. Learn about rhythm, melody, backbeat, and the traditional
instruments in a Dixieland band. Listen for early popular songs and feel
the energy of American music.
Grade Level: Pre K -12
Fee: $740 single, $890 back to back includes travel
$100 discount in April for Jazz Appreciation month
*Maryland State Arts Council —(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools
Learning About Jazz
Learning About Jazz draws correlations between rhythm, math, music
and memory emphasizing improvisation and teamwork. Dizzy Gillespie,
Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and contemporary artists are featured.
Students experience a live jazz band and explore jazz instruments.
Residencies and workshops available.
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $590 single, $740 back to back (includes travel fee) $100 discount
in April for Jazz Appreciation month
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
CONTACT:
Liz Galuardi
Young Audiences of Maryland
2600 N. Howard Street, Suite 1300, Baltimore, MD 21218
Telephone: 410-837-7577
Fax: 410 -837-7579
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.yamd.org
Uncle Devin’s World of Percussion
This assembly takes students on a magical journey through the Land of
Percussion that allows them to hear, see, and play different percussion
instruments while gaining an understanding of the history of percussion
and why it is the easiest, oldest, and most diverse form of musical creativity.
Grade Level: K -5
Fee: $550 single, $710 back to back (mileage fee may apply)
Under the Sea___________________________153
CONTACT:
Andrew Wilson
1004 S. Dickenson Avenue, Sterling, VA 20164-3407
Telephone: 800-986-3732, 703-464-4763
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.touchthesea.org
Under the Sea
Live animals including a crab, sea snail, clam, starfish, eel and blowfish
are introduced to students. Students learn about the diversity of life, food
chain, habitats, and conservation. A video camera and projector are used
so the entire audience can see the animals and the presenter can zoom
in on any features.
Grade Level: K–12
Fee: $350 single, $600 back to back
Urban Artistry___________________________155
CONTACT:
Junious Brickhouse
932 Philadelphia Ave.(Third Floor), Silver Spring, MD 20910
Telephone: 571-201-7310
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.urbanartistry.org
Surviving The Times: A Global
Perspective on Urban Dance Culture
Learn the historical and international influences, including African and
Latin cultures, American social dances and martial arts behind world-wide
urban dances. This international collective of choreographers, freestyle
dancers, musicians and historians are professionals with various careers
sharing their passion for Urban Dance which includes, B-Boying/BGirling, Hip-Hop, Popping, House Dance, Locking
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $1,000 single, $1,315 back to back (includes travel fee)
*Maryland State Arts Council—(AIE) funding may be available for MD schools.
Wellington, Bill__________________________156
CONTACT:
Bill Wellington
20 Frazier Street, Staunton, VA 24401
Telephone: 800-645-9663
E-mail: [email protected]
Bill Wellington Presents Radio WOOF
Through Radio WOOF Bill Wellington introduces elementary school
audiences to the magic of folklore. Bill’s program combines storytelling,
music on the banjo, fiddle, guitar and Irish flute, poetry, and songs both old
and new. The program content is tailored to suit the age of each audience.
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $500 single, $600 back to back, $600 for 2 shows plus evening
concert (the “One-Day-Wonder”) Maximum Audience: 300
Performing Arts Catalogue
WOOF Blast’s Off
Celebrating astronomy in the exuberant style of Radio WOOF, Bill
Wellington shows students the wonders of Outer Space. With original
songs and stories Bill unlocks the mystery of black holes, the solar system,
comets, asteroids, meteors, gravity, Earth’s atmosphere, and other wonders.
Grade Level: K–8
Fee: $500 single, $600 back to back, $600 for 2 shows plus evening
concert (the “One-Day-Wonder”)
Maximum Audience: 300
The YoJo Show!__________________________157
CONTACT:
Bromley Lowe
Bromley Productions, LLC
P.O. Box 76, Highland, MD 20777
Telephone: 800-404-YOJO(9656)–301-943-9047
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.YoJo.com
Choose to Read
YoJo, the big blue fuzzy entertainer, initially has a bad attitude about
reading and would rather watch TV or play video games, but after several
comic mishaps, he ultimately learns “The more you read, the smarter you
get!” Fun, motivational, and a perfect assembly for kicking off reading
incentive programs.
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $625–$750 single, additional shows discounted.
Maximum Audience: Full Auditorium
Ace Your PARCC
This show deals with overcoming test-taking anxiety and also promotes
very specific and beneficial strategies for the new PARCC exams. YoJo
gets involved in a “PARCC game show”, and learns about the features,
questions and tools of this new computerized test. In the end, YoJo
develops the skills and confidence to ACE THE PARCC!
Grade Level: 3–5.
Fee: $750 single, additional shows discounted. Other YoJo assemblies
that are K-2 appropriate can also be per formed on the same day.
Maximum Audience: Full Auditorium
Treat Your Body Right
YoJo’s junk food binges and couch potato ways finally end in this upbeat
health & fitness program. This show emphasizes daily physical activity,
making sensible food choices, and always getting a good night’s sleep. It
features the new USDA MyPlate Icon, and concludes with a fun session
of “YOJOROBICS!”
Grade Level: K–5
Fee: $625–$750 single, additional shows discounted.
Maximum Audience: Full Auditorium
Bully No More
YoJo has a bully problem. The problem is YoJo’s the bully! But after
several situations, he sees the harm he’s done and realizes how damaging
bullying is. Many lessons are learned for those who are being bullied,
those who are witness to bullying, and we even address those who may
be doing the bullying, too.
Grade Level: 1–5
Fee: $675–$750 single, additional shows discounted.
Maximum Audience: Full Auditorium
(The cost for all of YoJo’s performances vary depending on what time of the
year the performance is scheduled for, block booking considerations, etc. Fall
shows are given a discount. Multiple shows theme can be performed together
on the same day)
2015–2016
Ziva’s Spanish Dance Ensemble__________158
CONTACT:
Ziva Cohen
2505 Oakenshield Drive, Potomac, MD 20854
Telephone: 301-613-1355(w), 301-424-1355(h)
Fax: 301-424-2354
E-mail: [email protected]
The Flamenco dance program is a very lively, interactive, music and dance
performance featuring regional costumes with castanets, guitarists and a
singer. It is meant to be a learning and visual experience that introduces
students to the music, culture, and dances of Spain along with some key
Spanish words related to music and dance. Students participate in the
finale. Workshops and Residencies are available
Grade Level: Pre K–12
Fee: $690 single, $850 back to back
*Washington Performing Arts (WPA)—Funding available for Title I Schools.
Rockville, Maryland
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